Christmas Party Tips

Christmas Party Tips

  • Date: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Who doesn’t love a good knees-up! But have you considered your responsibilities as an employer before cracking open the bubbly? Here are a few top tips to make sure your Do doesn’t turn into a nightmare:


If you are aware that employees are intending to drive after drinking at your Christmas party, you need to take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. While you can’t take somebody’s keys off them with force, you should certainly attempt to talk them into getting a taxi or call the police if they are leaving the premises.

Harassment or aggressive behaviour

Any reports of harassment or aggressive behaviour must be taken seriously and investigated. It’s unfortunate when a merry night is tainted by people falling out. But also remember that this is not just a normal night out. Arguments or inappropriate behaviour can have an impact on working relationships and performance.

Set out the rules

You don’t want to be stung with an unexpected bar bill so make sure people know what is included and what is not. It’s also a good idea to limit your accountability by being clear about finishing times: if people want to party on after that, they’re on their own.

Social Media

Employees documenting their staff do on social media can cause damage if pictures taken are inappropriate and visible to clients. Make sure that people are aware of your social media policy (if you don’t have one, please contact our membership team).


Catch up with your teams after the big event and note down anything that went well and anything that didn’t. That way, you’re already prepared for next year!

Source – Manuela Grossmann, SSG

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