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Humbug! Why more employers say no to the office holiday party

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The season for merriment is here. While workplace holiday parties are perfectly acceptable when it comes to business etiquette and protocol, this year only 65% of companies plan to hold a holiday party. That's the lowest number since 2009, when 62% of companies held holiday festivities, according to recent survey findings by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

The survey of HR executives found that 27% said they had decided not to hold a party this year. That is the highest percentage since 2009, when 38% reported they would not hold year-end celebrations.

"The low number of corporate celebrations does not appear to be due to economic reasons. Companies are sitting on tax savings and generally report a thriving economy,” says Challenger, Gray & Christmas VP Andrew Challenger.

Sixty-two percent of companies said, for them, the economy has improved over last year.

“The number could be due to several facto...(register to read more)

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