November 8, 2017 - With Christmas less than 50 days away, many employers' thoughts turn to holiday parties. At first glance, you might say, "What do holiday parties have to do with business continuity?" But think about it... many of the holiday activities both in the workplace and outside it can create risky situations (food poisoning, sexual harassment, drunken driving) that might end in liability for your company. And liabilities can endanger your bottom line. This week's articles were chosen to help you avoid potentially litigious and unsafe situations.
You can help minimize the risks associated with holiday parties by following these five tips. (Item #1) Does alcohol drinking mix safely with work events? (Item #2) Here's what some creative companies are doing to celebrate the holidays with their employees. (Item #3)
Employers must be sensitive to the religious beliefs of their employees and create more flexible celebrations to include all of them. (Item #4) if you're not treating your holiday party as a serious risk management responsibility, you're asking for trouble. (Item #5) Sexual misconduct has no place at office holiday parties and can have grave consequences for individuals and organizations. (Item #6)
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