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HR News Article Summary

  1. 1. “Humbug! ‘Worst Holiday PartySlump’ in Decades”HR News :: December 1, 2009
  2. 2. Holiday Party Decreases81% in 200983% in 200182% in 1991
  3. 3. 2009 Recession Impact56% of holiday party reductionswere blamed on the economy
  4. 4. H1N1 Flu ImpactOffice holiday parties may also bechallenged by flu outbreaks
  5. 5. Employee Morale70% of offices not having partiesare not planning any moraleboosting activities.
  6. 6. “Those companiesputting employeesfirst will seeRETENTIONB E N E F I T Swhen the economyturns around.”
  7. 7. 53% of eventsare planned for the evening
  8. 8. Office Parties with Alcohol73% in 200971% in 200870% in 2007
  9. 9. Holiday Party Suggestions§  Enforce a professional dress code§  Consider inviting partners or families§  Make attendance voluntary
  10. 10. Holiday Party Suggestions§  If serving alcohol, encourage moderationprior to the event§  Avoid serving hardliquor or drinks that maskalcohol content§  Have a comprehensive,written anti-harassment policy

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