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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cancelling Christmas parties 'would be short-sighted'

Any boss planning to cancel the office Christmas party in the coming weeks has been advised that the decision would be short-sighted and have an even more detrimental impact on worker morale than they think.

A new poll by Table7 found that four in ten managers are intending to scrap the party altogether, with 44 per cent of those who are going ahead with the party still cutting corners where possible.

The results found that a fifth of employers are considering taking staff to the local pub at the end of the road, with a further 16 per cent choosing a venue where the price list is lower than usual, and 12 per cent paying for dinner but skipping all forms of entertainment afterwards.

Moses Hassan from Table7 said there are ways to avoid scrapping the festive bash, however, with simple and discreet savings to the total bill meaning employers are getting value for money and employees are getting a great experience.

He added: "Christmas parties are an opportunity for bosses to show their appreciation for hard-working staff and at the same time they encourage team spirit. To forgo these benefits would be somewhat short-sighted."

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Posted by Richard Esquilant ADNFCR-1617-ID-801227676-ADNFCR

Source: The Sales Director News

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