Dec. 07, 2017


Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

With the holiday season among us, so is your year-end office party. These festive get-togethers can be a great way for the entire company to celebrate the accomplishments of the last 12 months. While these parties are planned to be fun, they also can be a potential source of HR violations. Are you prepared?

In today’s special episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with the director of SHRM’s Illinois State Council, Dave Ryan, about the dos and don’ts organizations can implement to ensure all attendees have a wonderful and safe time. In this talk, they discuss:

  • how HR can create a work environment that is festive and casual, yet also professional
  • the best way to enforce a dress code and other policies
  • the responsibility of HR to monitor and address the inclusion of alcohol


Learn how to communicate your holiday party policies to your employees in our Discover Workplace Learning infographic. 

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