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2. Employees Want Holiday Bonuses, But Survey Finds 46% of Companies Don’t Give Them


Daily News, November 28, 2018

A bonus ranks as the top item employees would most like from their companies during the holidays, according to the 2018 Holidays at Work Survey commissioned by Spherion Staffing Services.

41% ranked a bonus as the #1 item they would most like.  However, 46% said their company does not give holiday bonuses or any other monetary gifts during the holidays, and for those that do get a bonus at the holidays, the majority receive less than $500.

Slightly more than half of employees surveyed, 52%, describe the holidays at their workplaces as “business as usual,” while 36% said their companies are “generous” around the holidays and 13% reported their companies are “stingy” during the holidays.

Employees cited the following as the perk’s companies are offering this year:
 *          Holiday party: 36%
*          Extra time off: 28%
*          Holiday bonus: 26%
*          Office closure between Christmas and New Years’ Day: 22%
*          Company-paid holiday meal: 18%
*          Employee gift exchange: 18%

Companies are also giving back to the community, with 46% of employees surveyed saying their company will participate in charitable activities/give back to the community this holiday season.  The top activity will be food/clothing/toy/other drives at 51%, followed by company volunteer events and adopting a needy family or child, at 18% and 15% respectively.

The survey was conducted by Research Now SSI in November 2018.  It included more than 1,000 consumers.

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