The Majority of Czechs Think the Office Christmas Party Is Lame

The Majority of Czechs Think the Office Christmas Party Is Lame

Awkward conversations, drunken mishaps you’ll spend all year living down, long-winded speeches by management—whoever thought the office Christmas party was a good idea in the first place?

A newly released study by Grafton Recruitment says that while a vast majority of employers (an estimated 75 percent in 2016) organize these celebrations, it’s actually a benefit that most employees, particularly those in the manufacturing sector, don’t consider a benefit at all.



Over 90 percent of those surveyed said that a Christmas bonus is one of the most coveted benefits—a benefit that less than 60% actually receive.

The least desired job perk? The annual Christmas party. 

Instead of boozy bashes, the workers surveyed were more interested in enrichment offerings like language courses, business classes, and job flexibility.

Top 5 Most Desirable Benefits:

  • 13th or 14th salary/regular bonuses
  • Housing allowance
  • Transport allowance
  • Language training
  • Paid short-term illness, sick days

Top 5 Least Desirable Benefits

  • Christmas party
  • Sporting and social events
  • Gifts from employer
  • Refreshments in the workplace
  • Individual health care

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Purchasing & Logistics - Transport Coordinator29.00036,000
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Retail - Department Manager9001400

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Sales - Inbound Telesales with Languages9001600
Technical Support - Level 111001300
Procurement - Manager18002900
HR - Payroll Practitioner9001300
Finance - AP Analyst9001000

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