Your office Christmas party is coming! Here’s how to survive it without making an ass out of yourself or seeming like a Grinch. 1. Show up. I know, your couch is more inviting and you won’t have to share your egg … More
Topic: Holiday Party
If you’re dreading your company’s holiday party, you’re not alone. Lots of company soirees have gotten lamer, tamer, and all-around worse through the last few years. Here’s why. 1. The economy hasn’t totally recovered from the recession yet. “When the … More
Holiday and Christmas parties at the office can be painful … but they don’t have to be. Here are a few ways to make them more bearable for everyone involved. Dress appropriately. Even if your office party is at a … More
More and more company Christmas parties are becoming silent nights. Eight percent of companies are doing away with their annual company Christmas party for 2014, down from 96 percent of holiday partiers to 88 percent. Battalia Winston chairwoman and CEO … More
Parties offer a number of pitfalls for both employers and employees, but you can ensure everyone leaves in a merry mood with a few simple guidelines. More
So you have now received a ton of gifts. Some were great, some were not so great (because those people didn’t read our Gift Guides probably.) So now has come the time for regifting. But there is a fine art to this, especially when in the business world. We talked with Barbara Pachter, business etiquette expert and author of numerous books, including GREET! EAT! TWEET! 52 Business Etiquette Postings To Avoid Pitfalls & Boost Your Career. “In today’s economy, regifting can be sound fiscal policy,” she said. “Why let a perfectly good plant or fruitcake go to waste? Yet, how you regift is important. You always want the receiver of the gift to feel valued.” More
Pippa Middleton’s party planning business, Party Pieces, revealed that its customers are receiving delivery delays because the firm’s courier, Yodel, has been inundated with orders. British newspaper The Sun yesterday revealed customers of Amazon, which also uses Yodel, have launched an online petition to force the web giant to ditch the company — formed by the merger of HDN and DHL Domestic. Yodel handles 1.5 million parcels a day in the two weeks before Christmas. More
For a little bit of entertainment at the end of this crazy holiday week we thought we would give you a holiday treat. A lovely staffer from Team CoCo sent me this great video of the man himself participating in his office’s secret santa. This is the first time Conan O’Brien has participated in Secret Santa because as he says he gives the “gift of employment.” But he’d thought he would give it a try this year. Watch him hilariously struggle to find a present and then end up finding the best gift ever. Enjoy!
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Do you have any relatives or friends that ruin everyone’s time on Xmas day or New Year’s Eve and you can’t un-invite them? Do you feel guilty at wishing they’ll either have other plans or be too sick to come? Do you wish there was a way to papertrain them so they don’t mess on everyone else’s good time?
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Santa is a business genius. But he hardly ever gets credit for it because we’re all too busy focusing on how he brings joy to all the children of the world or whatever. But think of the branding, marketing, technological and commercial power of the man in the red suit? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the value of old St. Nick’s work is only $132,948 but his lessons in business are priceless. Let’s take a look. More
It’s the last week of work and you still have gifts to give to your coworkers. These are the coworkers who you aren’t best friends with but you certainly aren’t close, which makes them the hardest to buy gifts for. Even though the Starbucks gift card may have become a bit cliché in the last few years, most people like (and need coffee) so why is that so bad? To help you, a little, we came up with a few presents you should steer clear of when it comes to coworkers. More
What is it about The Nutcracker ballet that still fascinates the world 120 years after it was originally performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Even I, a skeptical New Yorker, find myself thinking it is not really the holiday season until I start listening to the amazing Tchaikovsky score (repeatedly and possibly right now.) I also can’t tear myself away from the television when they air a version of it on PBS. The Nutcracker will forever keep me a 7-year-old girl. More
Even though we are probably approaching the finish line for office holiday parties (though some companies hold theirs after New Years) there are still a few going on. We have provided you with tons of tips on how to thrive and survive the office holiday party but now we have some advice for how to survive the morning after. After all the party is a mindfield, but the morning after is a mindfield plus a hangover. More