Survey: workers want (and enjoy!) office Halloween parties

Office celebrations can be an opportunity to break up the daily grind and build office culture.

However, for every fun office celebration (or tempting bowl of candy in the communal kitchen), there is a cringe-y observation that leaves workers longing for their desks. We surveyed 1,000 workers to better understand workers’ thoughts on Halloween celebrations.

The results? The majority of your workers want and enjoy Halloween office celebrations, so buy some candy and let the spooky times roll.

77% of employees want an office Halloween party

Quick facts

Other Findings

  • Only 14% of workers say a coworker has dressed completely inappropriately for a work Halloween event.
  • Some examples of costumes they’ve seen? Strippers, political costumes, and just showing a whole lot of skin in general.
  • 23% of workers say “Bah candy corn” and hate workplace Halloween celebrations.
  • 1-in-3 workers plan on dressing up at work for Halloween.
  • 36% think their coworkers will costume up for the festivities.

Workers like candy in the office…but vastly prefer some candy to others

Candy may win you friends and influence coworkers, but I think we can all agree some candies are just flat out tastier than others. Above you can see the candies workers voted as their “least favorite.” The three least popular choices? Candy corn, black liquorice, and Good And Plenty (which, do they even sell Good And Plentys anymore??)

After that the choices become a little more muddled, revealing candy can be highly subjective. Your best bet (other than avoiding the candies that make people wrinkle their noses) might be to get a variety pack. After all, can you ever have too many candy choices?

Methodology, a career resource website, conducted a study of 1,000 workers across the US to better understand workers’ thought on workplace Halloween celebrations.Job type you wantFull TimePart TimeInternshipTemporary

Each respondent was asked an identical series of questions.

The survey was conducted in September 2021, using Clickworker’s Survey platform

Workplace Halloweens can be boo-tiful

While only 57% of workers said their workplace will celebrate Halloween in some way, 77% of workers said they would enjoy an office Halloween celebration.

Some companies may be reluctant to take time away from daily operations or concerned that a party could be too raucous. However, in a tight labor market, if you can buy worker satisfaction with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you should probably do it.

Shoot, let them dress as Bob Ross and share some laughs with coworkers over cheap pizza slices. Odds are good everyone will have a good- but not too good- of a time.

This article is from Zippia.