Category: Advice

Planning an office Christmas party

It’s that time of year again; employers all around the country are planning (or have already planned) the annual office Christmas Party. The event typically consists of a night of drinking, eating and socialising, and for most businesses it’s nothing more than some good fun between colleagues. However, it does have the potential to turn ugly so it’s important that employers try to avoid this at all costs.

Office Christmas Parties, even when not held at the office, are still considered ‘work’ and the responsibilities of employers don’t change. With this in mind, if you’re an employer, it’s vital to consider any risks that accompany the night of seemingly harmless fun as you could be held responsible for any harm caused to or by employees. These risks include, but aren’t limited to, arguments and resulting absenteeism. Here at PrivilegeHR, we’ve compiled our top tips for how to avoid the unwanted and simply enjoy the festivities.

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How to avoid HR hindrances when it comes to hiring seasonal staff this Christmas

The Christmas season is fast approaching and this time of year means big business for the hospitality sector, with festive parties and lunches taking over bars, restaurants and hotels across Merseyside and beyond.

Human Resource expert and Founder and Director of PrivilegeHR Peter Waller-Flynn shares industry advice for managing the recruitment process this December.

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