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Company Holiday Parties Less Boozy This Year
In an attempt to avoid unwanted sexual advances at this year’s holiday gatherings, a growing number of companies are opting to cut out alcohol or the party altogether. In fact, according to a survey done by the employment consulting firm, Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, the number of companies serving alcohol at their holiday parties is down to 49.7% as opposed to 62% last year and 11% of companies have decided not to host a party at all this year.
“Sexual harassment is at the top of everyone’s mind but particularly the HR department, since they’re responsible for creating a safe environment,” says VP Andrew Challenger. Companies across all industries are cutting back on festivities to prevent potential bad behavior. Some companies are taking the approach of a two drink maximum.
Yet, others aren’t buying into the need to clamp down on parties at all. “It’s pretty terrible what’s going on and I can see why that would scare a lot of CEOs from cutting back,” said Kumesh Aroomoogan, the CEO of tech startup Accern. “But you have to figure out how to balance that out, [otherwise] employees won’t feel appreciated.”
Source: New York Post
Holiday travel tip …
You may have to get to the airport before the sun comes up, but the best time to fly is in the early morning. That’s because early morning flights are less likely to be delayed. According to data from FiveThirtyEight, the best time to fly is between 6 and 7 in the morning. After that, delay times build up and reach their peak around 6 p.m. (Travel and Leisure)
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