Holiday Parties—with Strings Attached
As companies host holiday parties, almost one in 10 will ask workers to pay for guests, 45 percent won’t allow guests at all, and 10 percent will ask employees to bring food, decorate or buy tickets, according to a SHRM poll.
Bracing for Performance Reviews
A frank discussion with employees about work performance, salaries and bonuses can lead to anger, defensiveness, arguments and even tears.
Messy Desk? You May Gorge on Chocolate, but You’re Probably Creative
A tidy desk may convey organization and motivation, or it might reflect stifled thinking and lack of creativity.
High-Income Workers Report Most Bad Behavior at Holiday Parties
Six-figure earners, more than lower-wage employees, say their festivities lead to regrettable remarks or deeds, but also to romantic connections.
Deck the Halls ... or Not?
As the holidays approach, some employees will decorate cubicles and offices with religious and secular displays. What can managers do if some workers are offended by the exhibits?
Out with Mistletoe and Santa’s ‘Little Helpers’
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