If you’ve been counting the days until you can get drunk with that chubby new temp from accounting . . . and possibly engage in totally unprofessional action in the copy room . . . your company may be planning to screw YOU first.
A new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that only 65% of companies are planning to hold a holiday party this year. That’s down from 72% in 2012 . . . and from the all-time high of 83% in 1998.
The main reason ISN’T financial, either . . . only 6% say they’re not having a party for budget reasons.
The main reason is . . . they found that their employees don’t really WANT one.
Companies have found that when they cut the parties, people don’t really seem to complain. They think it’s because employees have a lot of stuff going on this time of year, so a mandatory, awkward party isn’t really a priority.