While the Christmas spirit is alive and on display in John Lewis adverts and temporary grottos across the country, it is yet to reach the majority of offices across the UK.
According to a survey published today by Harris and commissioned by US jobsite Glassdoor, just 4 per cent of respondents put an office party at the top of their festive wishlist. Instead, more than half of those surveyed want money in the form of a one of cash payment rather than have their company spend any money on putting on a Christmas party. (more…)
According to the Forum of Private Business, more than half of small businesses are expected to do away with the annual festive bash for staff. But it warns that dropping the Christmas-do could risk alienating workers and eroding morale and suggests such events do not have to be too costly. (more…)