How did your Christmas party go this year? Do your employees actually enjoy them? And if not, what purpose do they really serve?
Christmas is a jovial time of year. However, it comes with numerous HR challenges.
The festive season is upon us, and it appears staff will happily risk it all at work gatherings, spending big money – and putting hearts on the line – for the occasion.
The office Christmas party is a time for staff to celebrate their achievements over the past year and do some bonding. Whilst most of us enjoy it, as a business owner there are areas you should be aware of when organising and running your festive knees-up.
Been given the “honour” of organising the office Christmas party this year? The good news is, organised well, the office Christmas party can elevate you to office hero.
As the end of the year is fast approaching, capitalising on occasions such as Christmas to provide your staff with the motivation, or indeed Christmas spirit, they need is fundamental.
A recent survey we conducted revealed that one in three people in the UK naturally expect their employers to organise an office Christmas party. But how does a business manage the aftermath?
Office Christmas party season is in full swing and Tesco embraced the trend of the pop-up in selected stores in order to win over merrymakers with some festive cheer.
Those fortunate enough to have their employers host a Christmas party for staff this month aren't all pleased by the prospect of merrymaking – in fact, 54 per cent of people are actually dreading the festive corporate event.
It's December, which means it's officially Christmas party season. As such, Eventbrite has found that British businesses will spend almost £1bn on festive corporate bashes, but the amount per employee varies greatly based on the region.
With December just around the corner, many of us are starting to panic as the annual work "Christmas Do" is yet to be finalised. But even during the hectic end-of-year rush, there’s always time for the all-important office Christmas party… albeit many book late in the day!
The corporate event can often be met with mixed reactions from employees. While some love the opportunity to have a meal and a few drinks on their employer, others are often apprehensive at the thought of awkward conversations with senior managers and “forced fun” as they’re expected to join in embarrassing games and events.