Holiday party timeNumber of corporations planning holiday parties on the riseBy 11/30/2006|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/12/2006 Tales of liability and litigation, drunken workers driving and lewd employee behaviour have dampened corporate enthusiasm for holiday parties in the last decade, but according to a new survey out of the United States, holiday cheer may be back on the corporate agenda. The study of 110 businesses by Battalia Winston International, a U.S. executive search firm, found that 94 per cent of businesses will be conducting some type of holiday celebration this year, a seven per cent increase from 2005. Of the events planned, 74 per cent will be in the evening and 86 per cent of companies will be serving alcohol, a 14 percent and 11 per cent boost from 2005, respectively. “This year’s survey demonstrates once again that the holiday party remains an important tradition,” said Battalia Winston CEO Dale Winston. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.