Tis the Season To Be Jolly | Christmas Party Dos and Don'ts For Employers

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The work Christmas party has built itself a bit of a reputation over the years for being a wild night of drunken arguments, embarrassing dance numbers and regrettable photocopier incidents.

As your employees and managers all gather together (for some workplaces this is the only time of year that this happens) for food, drinks, music and entertainment, to celebrate the end of another successful year, it’s important to ensure that the night runs smoothly and that everyone, including yourself, has a good time.

However, it’s also important to make sure that everyone understands that such events are classed as an extension of the workplace; therefore, standards of behaviour should remain professional.

This doesn’t mean you need to ban alcohol, write up a policy and be home by 10pm, but you should make sure that everyone attending the party is aware of the rules and the consequences of any misconduct.

The best way to do so is probably a mass email around the office clearly laying out any ground rules or reiterating the current workplace policy to clarify that any inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with your disciplinary policy.

But enough about the employee rulebook – what are the do’s and don’ts of the Christmas ‘do for employers:

DO

DON’T

style=”text-align: center;”>At Guardian Support, we can offer all sorts of advice and support when it comes to the work Christmas party. We even have a standard memo that we offer our clients.

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