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Should offices have Halloween parties?

Halloween is the ultimate holiday: it fosters creativity, provides endless opportunities for indulging, and has no religious affiliation. Fans of Halloween want to celebrate for the entire month of October, including a requisite work party. But given Halloween's playful and partying nature, some worry Halloween parties can lead to HR nightmares. Does Halloween have a place in the office?

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When you take a step back, it's easy to see that Halloween is one of the most inclusive holidays around. With no religious affiliation to speak of and no obligation to travel home to celebrate with your family, Halloween is perfect for an office celebration. Even the Balance, a career-advice site, says office Halloween parties can be good for morale: 

You can use Halloween at the Office to build morale and teamwork. At the same time, it can help you spot creative and participative talents among your employees. Your people have a little fun in the office, which builds morale.

Get your costume ready and bring on the decorations and the candy!

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Halloween is one of the biggest parties of the year, which is exactly why it can be dangerous to celebrate at work. Inappropriate costumes are HR's worst nightmare; they can turn an innocent party into a stack of paperwork. According to the Society for Human Resource Management:

Some of the scariest things HR professionals might face on Halloween are inappropriate costumes, safety issues and an overabundance of sweets.

All it takes is one questionable costume to ruin an office tradition. Maybe it's best for Halloween to stay out of the office, but, please, at least keep up the decorations!

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