During the Christmas period companies face a minefield of potential HR challenges and we feel the best way to deal with these is to be prepared. Typically the challenges come from four main areas:
- Workplace Christmas parties are often the highlight of a company’s social calendar but it’s not uncommon for employees to behave inappropriately whilst having a good time.
- Annual leave requests are often concentrated at Christmas when a company only closes on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day as employees look to spend as much time with their families as they can.
- It’s not uncommon for employees to receive gifts from customers or suppliers at Christmas, or indeed for these to be given by your employees.
- Christmas is a Christian festival and is not celebrated by all religions.
For more information, download our Christmas in the Workplace Guide