HR leaders going overboard with planning lavish parties to promote a diverse organization is sucking the fun element out of the holiday season for many. It is a part of the HR responsibilities to be considerate towards the sensitivities of the workforce.
The festive season is upon us and ‘tis the time for celebrations. But there is a party pooper at the good old office Christmas soiree. The specter of #MeToo haunts and yet another one bites the dust. This year sees a lull in office Christmas parties with just 65% of companies in the US hosting them. This will be the lowest number since the recession when just 62% of companies went in the party mode during Christmas 2009. The lull is not just about a hashtag, but millennials are not overtly enthused over an office party wherein they have to sip some formal drinks with their baby boomer bosses.
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