Tag: Christmas party

Peace and goodwill? Work stress peaks for many in December

Do you believe in peace and goodwill and this most wonderful time of the year? Well good on you, you’re just, just about in the majority. Apparently quite a few of us don’t see Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, according to new research, 42 percent  say December is one of the most stressful months of the year. Balancing work and family life and the rush to take holidays before the year apparently piles on the pressure, the new research from MetLife Employee Benefits shows.

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Do you dread the office Christmas party? Don’t worry, you are not alone

Dread is a word usually reserved for use before visiting the dentists, or before major surgery. One dreads a make or break meeting, a flight through turbulent weather, or being forced to listen to Christmas music for several hours on a loop. But, today, as well as those things, people also dread that most convivial of Christmas carousals, the office Christams party.

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Top five Christmas party disasters revealed

While the vast majority Christmas parties totter into history incident-free, a HR disaster apparently strikes in at least one in ten cases, with 12 percent requiring some form of stern disciplinary action.

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‘Work night drinking’ prompts worries during Christmas party season

New research by facilities management specialists, Direct365, has found that 24.5 percent of people openly admit that they intend to consume alcohol on a ‘work night’ during the Christmas party season. Direct365 is proposing that employers ‘breathalyse’ employees who might still be over the limit when they return to work the next morning, to improve safety.

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