It's been a great year, you've worked really hard, and your company has brought back the holiday party to reward the team for a job well done. According to one survey, 9 out of 10 employers plan to hold a holiday bash this year. Before you pop the champagne, be mindful that your behavior at the holiday bash... Read More »
Steer clear of these career-crunchers at your office holiday party
By Charyn Pfeuffer
When the fantasy of your hot co-worker playing with your hair becomes a boss-holding-your ponytail-while-you-puke reality, you've officially committed a faux pas at the office holiday party. Read More »
It's that most wonderful time of the year. Mistletoe, eggnog and holiday parties in the office make employment lawyers rub their hands together with glee. That's because we get very busy in January after all the party-related firings. There's sexual harassment, discrimination, recriminations, finger-pointing... Read More »
Of all the perks employees could get this season, a holiday party scrapes the bottom of the list. Times are still tight right now, and Americans would way prefer a cash bonus, a raise, or paid time off over a few hours of drunken catharsis and a slab of mediocre fruitcake.
A recent online survey by the jobs... Read More »
Maybe it's the alcohol, maybe it's being surrounded by your co-workers, or maybe it just feels like the right time to cut loose. For whatever reason, it seems workers really do let it all hang out at office parties.
A new study suggests, however, that it is has more to do with where drinks are consumed than... Read More »
Tis' the season for frivolity and fun -- even at work. If you're fortunate (or perhaps unfortunate) enough to have a holiday office party this year, here are four activities you may want to avoid doing if you want to keep your dignity intact. Not convinced? We provided examples to demonstrate just how damaging... Read More »
Although enjoyable, the office holiday party can be an awkward, uncomfortable event. Not only does the function represent one of the few times when work and pleasure mix, it also can be fraught with tension if you're nervous about meeting new people or unsure of exactly how to act.
If you find yourself ill... Read More »
Holiday parties are usually a horrific ritual inflicted on employees who must attend. Thanks to belt tightening this year, reports Bloomberg Business Week, you might be off the hook.
The number of companies conducting holiday parties is down to 79 percent of those surveyed by executive search firm Amrop... Read More »
Even though 2010 is rapidly coming to an end and new business is almost at a standstill, this is one of the most wonderful times of the year to network, since holiday parties abound. Rather than dreading those festive events, why not try working them, in a very subtle and productive way? You'll be... Read More »
By Gwen Parkes
Workplace Parties Equal Holiday Stress
With the holidays in full swing, you have probably already received an invitation to your office's annual holiday party and begun to wrestle with the yearly workplace dilemma: "Do I attend?"
Annual holiday parties are stressors for many people because it... Read More »