Avoiding the pitfalls of the office Christmas party

Posted by Ruth Christy on

This article was first published in Employee Benefits.

The Christmas party season is approaching and, for employers, it could open a Pandora’s Box of complications if not carefully managed.

The office Christmas party presents two specific challenges: the party is normally off site and the combination of high spirits and alcohol. This unique work-related scenario requires some forward planning for managers, and familiarising themselves now with the potential pitfalls could prevent their Christmas celebration turning into a big hangover.

One of the most important considerations is to ensure that all arrangements for the event are not discriminatory. This includes making sure that the entertainment is not inappropriate, there are suitable arrangements for disabled staff, and having plenty of non-alcoholic drinks and vegetarian food.

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