Saying that 2020 was a challenging year is an understatement. Not only did the pandemic deeply affect the restaurant and food industry, including our customers, it also changed the way we work as a company. 

When we founded Deliverect, we knew that we wanted to be a people-first company. Without the hard work of our team members, we simply could not provide our services to our customers. Our employees see each other more as friends than co-workers, and team work, open communication and celebrating success are crucial building blocks of our company culture.

I'll admit: having an extravagant Christmas party is also a huge part of our culture, and so we were incredibly disappointed that we weren't going to be able to celebrate Christmas together as a team this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions. We thought it would be impossible... Or was it? 😏

 

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Oculus Quest 2 and VR to the rescue!

 

To give you some background: over the past 12 months Deliverect has been growing tremendously. We now have over 14 million processed orders from around the globe, and we've also been dramatically increasing our staff numbers.

However, due to the pandemic, many of our new employees have not had the chance to meet each other face-to-face. 

Enter: my plan to get everyone together in virtual reality!

Mid-December, I asked all founders to dress up as Santa, and in true Deliverect style we went on to deliver our employees' Christmas present to their doorstep: an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Using this headset, everyone will be able to join a specially designed virtual reality (VR) Christmas party taking place on 18 December.

All of our 114 employees will be in one virtual room hosted by AltspaceVR, the premier VR events space for live big shows, parties, seminars, and corporate gatherings. I can’t wait to see the full team in there, and give them a virtual high five! I hope that everyone gets their (virtual) dance on, and that this unique event alleviates the stress caused by lack of social contact due to Covid.

 

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Our employees’ happy and surprised faces… It’s what we do it all for!

 

Deliverect will double in size in 2021

 

Entering 2021, we are looking to increase our headcount from 114 to 300 over the next year, focusing on attracting talent from the tech sector to help drive our growth. So if you're looking for an amazing opportunity to become part of our company, check out our job openings across the globe and join us!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Jan Hollez
December 17, 2020 by Jan Hollez

Co-founder & CTO of Deliverect, a global technology company integrating third-party food delivery services with restaurant POS and ERP systems.