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Versatile Conversation Starters For Your Office Holiday Party

Versatile Conversation Starters For Your Office Holiday Party

Some classic icebreakers for office gatherings

Career experts say it's unadvisable to miss your company's annual holiday party - but what should you talk about when you're there? Read More »

7 Things NOT To Do At The Office Holiday Party

7 Things NOT To Do At The Office Holiday Party

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 »

Danger Zone: 9 Tips For Partying With Your Boss

Danger Zone: 9 Tips For Partying With Your Boss

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 »

Top 10 Things Not To Do At The Office Holiday Party

Top 10 Things Not To Do At The Office Holiday Party

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 »

This Year, Employees Don't Want A Holiday Party

This Year, Employees Don't Want A Holiday Party

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 »

Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

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 »

Four Things NOT to Do at the Holiday Office Party

Four Things NOT to Do at the Holiday Office Party

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 »

Surviving an Awkward Situation at the Office Holiday Party

Surviving an Awkward Situation at the Office Holiday Party

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 Office Parties Down This Year -- You May Be Off the Hook!

Holiday Office Parties Down This Year -- You May Be Off the Hook!

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 »

Ho Ho Ho--Merry Networking!

Ho Ho Ho--Merry Networking!

flickr.com 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 »

The Dreaded Office Holiday Party: The Grinch Disguised in Santa's Clothing?

The Dreaded Office Holiday Party: The Grinch Disguised in Santa's Clothing?

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 »

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