Tags: Drinking

Business braced for bad behaviour on Black Eye Friday

Black Eye Friday, or Mad Friday as it is more charmingly known, is the busiest day of the year for staff Christmas parties and thus the busiest day for staff punch-ups, brawls and riots. This year Mad Friday falls on the 18th and ambulance crews are on full alert and police are issuing warnings to those who plan to take the festive season to the extreme.

9 out of 10 employers have had an employment issue arising from a Christmas party

The office Christmas party is often the one time of year when all employees are brought together in a social environment, usually with liberal amounts of alcohol thrown into the mix. Generally, the outcome is positive; colleagues get to know one another, make friends, and harmony is promoted. That is not, however, always the result.…

Parliamentary survey highlights broader concerns around workplace drinking

Charity calls for UK businesses to recognise dangers of workplace drinking New data released this month by Alcohol Concern revealed a quarter (26%) of MPs believe there is an unhealthy drinking culture in Parliament. The Charity is using the survey to warn employers across the country that they are likely to face similar levels of…

‘Hidden alcoholics’ a problem in the workplace

The drinking habits of professionals have once again been thrust into the spotlight in a prime time documentary. Panorama saw Alastair Campbell investigate the rise of ‘hidden alcoholics’ in Britain — middle-class professionals who manage to function despite their dependence on alcohol. The show followed on from findings revealed by leading medical journal The Lancet,…

Stress Levels Rise Among UK Workers, Some Turning to Drink to Deal With Their Anxieties

Increased workloads, longer hours and pay freezes to blame, according to Croner survey. Nearly half (48%) of the adult workers surveyed by Croner are more or much more stressed than 12 months ago. The survey of over 1,200 adult workers carried out by YouGov reveals that higher unpaid workloads (57%) and performance pressures (45%) are…

Employers should be made to tackle workplace alcohol abuse

Drink awareness charity, Alcohol Concern, has written to the Government to call for a greater focus on alcohol issues in the workplace. The leading national charity has recommended to Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, that a specific policy to address alcohol be included as an explicit requirement in the Corporate…