More Companies Planning To Give Back To Employees This Holiday Season Than Last, CareerBuilder Survey Reveals

Wrapped giftsThe holiday season is upon us and we’re finally to a point where the thought of bonuses, parties, and gifts seem more realistic this year than in years past. You won’t find many saying “Bah Humbug” this year. We finally have the opportunity to experience some Christmas cheer once again.

Of course, we all realize that the economy has been in a state of distress for the past few years, and for the lucky individuals who had jobs, being grateful to be employed was the item that topped their list. Fortunately, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and just maybe, this year we’ll have even more to be thankful for.
On behalf of CareerBuilder, a national study was conducted by Harris Interactive from August 13 to September 6, 2012 and included 2,494 hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,976 workers across industries and company sizes.
Bonuses: 46% of employers expect to give their employees holiday bonuses this year, up from 40 % last year and 33% in 2010. Nearly one in five of them (19 %) plan to provide a larger bonus than last year.
Parties: Six in ten (60 %) employers are throwing a holiday party for their employees this year, up from 58% last year and 53% in 2010. 40% of workers say they plan to attend.
Gifts: 36% of employers plan to give holiday gifts, up from 30% in 2011 and 2010.
23% of workers plan to buy holidays gifts for co-workers this year and 22% are buying for their boss. The majority (81%) of workers who plan to buy gifts expect to spend $25 or less for each holiday gift they buy for the office. 38% plan to spend $10 or less and 10% plan to spend less than $5. (Source: CareerBuilder)

Looks like this year, the gift that keeps on giving is hope and we finally have a wonderful memory from our past that some can now relive. However, we need to remember the true meaning of the holiday season which is the gift of giving.

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