The Christmas countdown has officially begun. Mariah Carey is on repeat in every office, mince pies are being consumed in team meetings and employees are starting to dream of their New Year getaway as they tackle mammoth to-do lists.
While Christmas is an enjoyable time for employees, HR still has a role to play in ensuring that day-to-day operations continue to run smoothly, as well as overseeing seasonal niceties such as the office party.
With research revealing that 50% of employees will work on Christmas Day – and a large majority will be working the duration of the Christmas run-up – HR must ensure that standards don’t slip.
Therefore, this week’s episode of HR on the Grapevine comes to you with a festive twist. Sophie Parrott, Online Editor at HR Grapevine sits down with Kieran Howells, Deputy Editor of the Executive Grapevine brands, to discuss three hot HR topics over the festive period: Christmas office parties, employee gifting and maintaining workforce productivity throughout December.
They compile HR’s survival guide to Christmas which is jam-packed with tips on ensuring the annual Xmas knees-up is a success, advice on whether employee gifting is necessary and guidance on keeping employees productive through to 2020.
Listen on to find out more.