Thumbs up for the xmas party

Sixty per cent of employees still believe
their company should hold a Christmas party despite the
recession.

A new survey by Outsourced Events also found
85 per cent of employees think a Christmas event is essential for staff morale
and as a reward for hard work and loyalty.

With budgets tightening in the private and
public sector, survey respondents were given a choice of other ways for
employers to reward hard work other than the lavish Christmas ‘do’.
 Thirty-eight per cent would opt for an extra day off, 29 per cent thought a
team lunch would do the trick, while three per cent thought that going to the
boss’ house for drinks was a good substitute. 

Outsourced Events’ director Alexandra Sibley
says: “A Christmas do is a tradition in this country and one that the Great
British working Public are not willing to do without.  There will certainly be
scorn for those employers who don’t. 

“Christmas events do not have to be
expensive, there are good ways to tighten the purse strings and still do the
right thing for employees at Christmas.”

Over 200 employees in a range of industries;
government, advertising/marketing, healthcare, education, finance/insurance,
travel/hospitality, technology, professional services completed the
survey.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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