Holiday Celebration: Learnings from HR

As important as that holiday event can be during the festive season, savvy HR executives will go beyond the one-off night in order to keep spirits up during the whole month. That strategy might even involve unplanned lunches and not working.

Surprise lunch

Todd Nadeau, director of consulting at People First HR Services, notes how a surprise pizza lunch can do wonders for work culture, especially when after-hour drinks sessions can be tough for working parents. “If my company suddenly has a pizza lunch, and I don’t have to stress about picking up my kids, with all the other things on my mind around the holidays that’s great for everyone,” Nadeau says.

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