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As we mentioned in our blog last week, it’s great to take some time out as a team to have some fun. It is also just as important to make sure that everyone gets home safely, and so, as promised last week, below is our template email reminder to send to all staff about the expected level of behaviour at work functions. Roll this one out before any work function, to reduce your businesses risk.
As you are aware the <insert company> <Staff Christmas Party> is upon us. It is being held at <Insert venue> on <insert date> from <Insert start time>. This is a time for us to celebrate <the festive season> and enjoy each other’s company socially. Please remember however, that it is a work function and an appropriate standard of conduct is expected.
Behaviour at the Event
The <Christmas Party> is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy ourselves. However, please remember the party is a work function and accordingly, you must behave appropriately.
Please note that company policies continue to apply for the duration of the <function/party>. If any issues arise during the <function/party>, please contact one of the Contact Persons listed below for assistance.
If you have not received the Policy referred to below, please contact us as soon as possible. You should ensure that you have read and understood the Policy or the standard of conduct expected of you at the <function/party>.
Drugs and Alcohol
<insert company> will provide food and drinks at the <Melbourne Cup function/Christmas party> including alcoholic beverages. If you choose to drink alcohol, you must ensure that you drink responsibly and have plenty to eat.
<insert company>’s Workplace Drugs and Alcohol Policy applies to the <Christmas party> as a work <function/party>. We remind you that the use of illegal drugs and excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited at all times during the <Christmas party>. <insert company> reserves the right to require the venue to refuse service of alcohol to any member of staff who is in the Employer’s view behaving inappropriately.
After the Event
The <Christmas party> will end at <insert finish time>. If you choose to continue socialising with work colleagues after the party has ended, that this is a private matter, however, if you are able to be identified as a representative of <insert company>, please remember to conduct yourself appropriately.
If you are drinking alcohol at the <Christmas party>, you should not drive. The following transport arrangements will apply to assist with your safe travel to and from the <Christmas party>:
As the location of the <Christmas party> is close to public transport, parties are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to and from the <Christmas party>. However, if you become intoxicated or unwell at the <Christmas party> and you are not able to safely use public transport, please contact one of the Contact Persons listed below who will arrange an alternative means of safe transport.
If you are not able to get home safely under these arrangements, please contact one of the Contact Persons listed below who will arrange a safe means of transport.
There will be two contact persons attending the <Christmas Party> to deal with any issues that may arise during the course of the party. These contact persons are:
<insert person> on <insert mobile number>
<insert additional person> on <insert mobile number>
ENJOY THE PARTY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS
“42% of Australian Human Resources managers say hosting company events to watch sporting events increases employee engagement and 40% say it improves employee motivation” (Mills, 2019).
These team bonding days are important to you and the team, so sit back, relax and happy (safe) betting!
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