In this edition of the CB Elevator Pitch, editor James Cowan talks about the slow but steady decline in the company Christmas party. Once an inevitable fixture in the social calendar of every firm, more and more are ditching it. One reason? At what tends to be a busy time of the year already, many employees find it a thankless chore to turn out for a pro-forma celebration. And there may be better ways to drive employee engagement throughout the year, rather than in one end-of-year blowout.
- Why you should praise employees even when they’re doing badly
- You might be able to run your business on a 6-hour workday
- 70% of employees would quit their jobs for a remote-working one
- How G Adventures aims to keep staffers thinking creatively
- Great employee engagement starts as soon as the hire is made
- People with racially diverse friend groups are more productive