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Set down some Christmas party rules

12:24PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  Here are some hard and fast rules for ensuring the annual staff Christmas bash goes off without a hitch.

Handling functions

3:20PM | Thursday, 31 March 2011 |  There is nothing worse than speaking with someone and trying to engage them in conversation while they have one eye on you and one eye on the hors d'oeuvres.

At functions, which side do I put my name badge?

3:52AM | Thursday, 24 March 2011 |  There are a few different theories out there on this (well only really two theories as there are only two options) but I feel the answer is pretty simple.

Picking the right venue

3:15PM | Thursday, 10 March 2011 |  Pretend you are like a location scout on a film, and try restaurants, nicer restaurants, pubs, nicer pubs, bars, nicer bars, cafes and nicer cafes in your area.

Have a barbecue for staff and customers

3:03PM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 |  It’s the end of the week. Your brain is starting to malfunction, your staff are looking glassy eyed and everyone is watching the clock. Why not make the best of the situation?

Picking the right wine

1:12PM | Thursday, 13 January 2011 |  Even though some people may say it’s poor form to order the wrong wine/food partnership, I say if you prefer white wine then drink white wine.

What’s the etiquette for work Christmas parties?

12:01PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 |  I find it amusing that some etiquette books state that being intoxicated is a sign of a poor upbringing. It must be very exhausting thinking this way!

How close is too close?

12:30PM | Thursday, 9 December 2010 |  No, the rules aren’t different for in the workplace or at a social gathering, it is all still “business” so act “businessy.”

Casual Christmas parties ideal for start-ups

11:45PM | Friday, 19 November 2010 |  An HR expert says start-ups should opt for casual Christmas parties amid reports of a return to corporate opulence in the wake of the GFC.
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