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Managing Different Religions and Cultures through the Christmas Period

It can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of Christmas but bear in mind that some of your employees might not celebrate Christmas and could be feeling a little put out.

It’s your job as an employer to make sure that all of your employees are treated with respect, no matter what time of year it is.

There are a few ways that you can make sure that you don’t make anybody feel uneasy at this time. First of all you can make sure that no employees go overboard with the decorations as this could potentially make somebody feel uncomfortable. Also remember that Christmas is the 25th December and it is perhaps better to wait until mid December before getting too carried away with the decorations.

Don’t exclude anybody from any celebrations. It might not even be deliberate, but if you put up posters advertising a Christmas Party, some people could feel that, as they don’t celebrate the holiday, they wouldn’t be welcome.

The party should be a celebration to thank all employees for the hard work that they have put in throughout the year, not purely a celebration of Christmas. This is a really nice way to reward your employees and ensure they feel valued regardless of the festive season.

Also, some people (regardless of religion and culture) may not want to drink and/or eat certain foods at parties so make sure that you supply enough variations so that everyone can have a good time.

It’s important that everyone can enjoy themselves at the end of the year. If you would like to discuss the subject further please contact us.

 

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