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Trends Impacting the Office Holiday Party

More employers are switching things up in light of #MeToo

The office holiday party is a common tradition at associations, but it’s evolved. According to experts, there are new trends aimed at providing a better experience for all employees. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Codes of Conduct
The #MeToo era has organizations focused on reducing misconduct at holiday parties through a variety of tactics, said Angela Hall, J.D., Ph.D., an associate professor at Michigan State University specializing in human resources and labor relations.

“Organizations are sending out codes of conduct about how you’re supposed to act during the holiday party,” Hall said. “It’s an office-party specific code, and some suggestions would be things like, don’t bring mistletoe, don’t hug people you normally don’t hug, don’t try to kiss people.”

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