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Christmas - a time to be jolly?

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Company Christmas Party - just deciding whether to have one can be a minefield for businesses!

Over the years, there have been many high profile examples of Christmas Parties gone wrong.  Headlines of payouts to individuals as a result of behaviours at Christmas Parties.

And we all have stories about someone at a Christmas Party drinking to much and telling the boss what he/she really thinks don't we?  Or the story about how so and so made a fool of himself trying to "win on".

And these behaviours sometimes result in complaints - and with them doubts about whether the benefits of holding a Christmas Party outweigh the risks.

A Christmas Party can be a great team building, morale building and business building tool.  In the end, it is up to the business owner and managers to weigh up the advantages and then take steps to make sure you have done all you can to protect your business.

Every year, we make available to you, our valued community members, a copy of our checklist to prepare for Christmas - you can download by clicking on the link below:

Christmas Checklist

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