Holiday Office Party? Try This Instead.

‘Tis the season. What are you doing for your staff?

What they want the most,

Time off.

Randstad US published a study regarding what workers prefer over the holidays in the workplace. The results?

70% of American workers said time off is what they loved most about the season. Seems obvious right?

Well, here’s what might be less obvious:

Your workers are taking time off, what are they doing?

62 percent of workers said they’re going to take vacation during the holiday season even when 52 percent noted their employer doesn’t give extra time off during the holidays.

28 percent use accrued sick time at the end of the year regardless of health to have more time off.

63 percent of employees admit to checking their email when on vacations and 31 percent will even call into the office to come across as more diligent.

Almost 1/3 of employees job search or explore during the holidays since business slows down in most non-retail industries.

Office party? Not interested.

90% of those surveyed said they’d rather have an extra day off or a bonus than an office party.

62% say they feel obligated to attend an office party with an even higher percentage the younger the age group.

47%  of those 18-34-year-olds believe their company should participate in some sort of charity.

What can you do?

The way our small business does it is to give more holidays. We want our employees to enjoy their families, travel, relax, and recharge. With this in mind, our team knows the new year is the time for our best effort! Everyone is rested.

Perhaps in a little more debt but ready to pay that off. ‘Tis the season to reboot and charge into 2018 with a new commitment to the team.

 

One thought on “Holiday Office Party? Try This Instead.

  1. HR Brigette McInnis-Day said, “Oftentimes, I find that employees’ spouses or partners will ask me about opportunities for advancement or raise issues of concern at a holiday party.

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