The article, bluntly titled Employers cancel Christmas parties, goes on to state that "71% of businesses also say Christmas parties are simply a waste of company money."
O'say it ain't so!
Alan Price, Head of Peninsula Ireland, gives the pros and cons of the Christmas party:
Christmas Party Cons:
- Considerable cost to the firm.
- May seem "inappropriate" if the firm has recently made people redundant.
- Effective way to encourage staff bonding.
- Noticeable positive impact on employee morale.
Now as for the article's claim that "68% of employers have received a complaint of harassment from an employee following their Christmas party..." Well, perhaps your first cost-cutting item should be the Guinness.