Across the board, more employers seem to be in a giving spirit this holiday season.
So say the findings in a recent Careerbuilder survey. The study found that almost half (40%) of employers plan to give workers holiday bonuses this year — a 7% increase from the 33% who did so in 2010. While most firms (73%) plan on keeping the bonus amounts the same as last year, 14% are planning to increase bonus amounts and 13% will actually decrease the amount.
As for the annual holiday party, 58% of companies plan on holding one this year — up from the 52% who did so in 2010. Attendance at these functions may be a bit sparse, as just 36% of employees plan on attending their holiday party this year.
Another office holiday tradition that’s on the rise: gift giving. Thirty percent of employers plan on giving holiday gifts to employees this year; 29% did so in 2010.
Readers, what does your company do for the holidays? Let us know in the Comments section.