Everyone is familiar with the clichéd idea of the office Christmas party. A dubious dress-up theme, a few too many drinks, some embarrassing dancing and a sore head at work the next morning. Whilst all of this is entirely possible, a Christmas event is also an important part of the year’s calendar and will have a number of advantages for your company.
Putting on a Christmas event which staff will remember for years to come will do wonders for morale. You’ll become known as a company which is willing to put in extra effort above and beyond the basic requirements. If staff feel that they’re being looked after and their job comes with added benefits, they’re more likely to enjoy their day-to-day tasks, work hard and remain loyal. Having content staff is ideal for staff retention but it will also create a good atmosphere within the workplace. As and when vacancies do arise, potential employees will get a good vibe from the people that they meet.
You may also decide to put on a Christmas event for your clients. It doesn’t have to be anything too big, but it does have to be done well. After all, the whole point of events like this is to network and build on business relationships. The last thing you need to be doing is worrying about last-minute logistics. Invite clients well ahead of time to ensure that they’re available when it suits you. This will also give you the chance to visit some potential venues to check prices, menus and any other options for entertainment which you might require.