Are you going ahead with a holiday party this year? According to a recent survey of 100 companies by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., 23 percent of their respondents indicated that they aren’t having a holiday party this year, compared with 10 percent last year. Given the grim economy, many companies are choosing to scale back or to focus on charitable events. For another perspective on what other employers are doing this year, see BNA’s annual Year-end Holiday Practices Survey, courtesy of Mark Toth at Manpower Employment Blawg.
But if you are among those organizations that will still be scheduling holiday festivities, here are good tips from some experts:
Managing the Holiday Cheer at this Year’s Office Party – Michael Moore of Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blawg offers sound pointers, including advice for for managing alcohol consumption.
Holiday Office Parties: What Issues Should an Employer Be Considering? – Daniel A. Schwartz of Connecticut Employment Law Blog discusses various aspects of holiday parties, including last year’s posts on workers compensation claims and other party issues.
Top Seven Office Party Gaffes from Susan Heathfield of’s Human Resources.
Office Holiday Party Etiquette – from Susan Bryant of


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