for the annual holiday party report. Here's one from the Boston Globe that has some interesting nuggets, such as some companies are foregoing the gala in favor of an extra day off, or holding it in January. From the article:
The changes are as much about employee perception as they are about the bottom line.
Maybe it's because I'm a telecommuter and don't get to socialize much with colleagues, but I really look forward to any get-together we have, whether it's during the holidays or not. Then again, if I worked in an office that celebrated every birthday, I'd probably feel very differently about it.