Holiday Parties: Just Add Alcohol For Potential Mayhem

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Any time alcohol is available at holiday parties, the potential for employee misbehavior increases. Obviously, not serving alcohol at the party would likely solve that problem. But many employers still opt for cocktails. So, if your organization plans to serve alcohol at this year's party, limit it by utilizing the following tactics.

  • Take the focus off of drinking. Promote the other aspects of the party, such as the menu and entertainment, so employees can look forward to the food and dancing, rather than the liquor selection.
  • Accept cash only, or tickets, please. Require employees to pay for drinks. Have unlimited free non-alcohol beverages available for employees who don't drink and to encourage drinkers to save their money. Or consider utilizing a drink-ticket system in which each employee is entitled to two drinks on the house, and no more.
  • Time it right. Choose when to have alcohol available, either p...(register to read more)

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