Month: May 2015

Party On!

Party On!

We’ve curated the best resources for you if you’re trying to decide if – or how – to plan a company holiday party.

It’s probably the last thing on everyone’s mind, especially in a busy workplace. But the season of potlucks, gifts, and company parties is quickly approaching. So, where do you even start planning? Do your employees really benefit? We certainly think so – but don’t take it from us!

Use your party to recognize, celebrate, and boost morale. 

Shelley Frost from Demand Media writes that your employees benefit from the increased interaction and engagement that comes from a company celebration. It’s a break from the everyday, and the morale boost is well worth a few extra company dollars.

Everybody’s doing it.

Global Outplacement Consultancy firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas conducts an annual survey about the status of company parties. In 2014, they found that 80% of those surveyed were planning holiday parties, and one in five companies planning parties planned to spend more than the previous year. Numbers don’t lie – the sluggish economy of past years is back on its feet, and so are workplace celebrations.

There’s a wealth of ideas.

There’s no shortage of amazing ideas and content for seasonal parties. Check out this list of over-the-top companies to get inspired, then head over to BizBash to see the up-and-coming trends for 2015!

Happy planning!