Generally, the holidays are a happy time. But these days, with the financial crisis churning and burning the economy, celebrating is not exactly top of mind for anyone.
So it’s not surprising that a number of firms have either cancelled or downsized their party plans. A recent study conducted by Battalia Winston Amrop, a New York-based executive search firm, found that about 81 percent of businesses this year would hold some type of holiday shindig for their employees. That figure is