What are companies planning for year-end holiday parties and celebrations?
Common HR Questions
MEA recently sent out an ‘End of Year Celebration’ Survey to our Members and other local organizations to gauge how companies are planning on handling their year-end/holiday parties and celebrations. We received 123 responses that gave us excellent insight on how organizations are pivoting their usual practices due to COVID-19. Here are some of the responses and feedback we received:
Please Note: Since many questions allowed respondents to choose multiple options (i.e. dinner and gift), percentages may not add up to 100%.
Question 1: When it comes to year-end/holiday festivities, what did your company do in 2019?
47% of those who responded stated that their company provided employees with a lunch as their holiday celebration. 40% stated they had a dinner and 16% said their company sent out gifts to their employees.
Question 2: Is your company planning on doing some type of holiday celebration at the end of this year?
Out of the 123 responses, 48% of people said that their company has not decided if they will have a holiday celebration for this year. Those who said that their organization was not planning on anything, it was mostly related to COVID-19 safety concerns.
However, we had 27 responses that said their organization was planning on hosting some type of event! Due to COVID, 52% stated that they will hold a virtual celebration, which seems to quickly becoming the new normal. Other activities included…
- Individually packed lunches and gift cards
- Virtual wine & beer tastings
- Sending a gift
Thanks to this survey, we received some excellent ideas at how companies are planning to celebrate their employees during our new normal. Some ideas include…
- Sending decorations
- Enjoying a class or virtual lesson together
- Recipe swap
- Thanksgiving gratitude session
If you are interested in learning more about our survey results and want a more in-depth recap, check out our latest weekly Growth & Recovery webinar: