With the gift-giving season ‘round the corner, is your team clear on your organization’s gifts and entertainment policy? Are they accepting or giving gifts that could be considered inappropriate? The lines on acceptable gifts aren’t always clear, and no matter how well-meaning or well-intentioned a gift, even the perception of impropriety or conflict of interest can be just as harmful as a batch of curdled egg nog.
To mitigate risks related to gifts and entertainment, a clear gift policy with ongoing communication that reinforces key messages in an engaging way will help employees remember the rules, use good judgement, and avoid any appearance of misconduct.
So before your employees dig into that gourmet gift basket of imported French cheeses or send that special client a bouquet of season tickets, here are a few things they should remember to have a merry and compliant holiday season.
Listen, we understand that it’s already hard enough to figure out what to get your sister who has everything or how to feign joy when you open another creepy porcelain doll figurine from your aunt. At least you can make the world of gift-giving at work a little less sticky…and isn’t that a gift in itself?
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