Workers have reason for holiday cheer this season as employers continue to give back to their employees with holiday perks (bonuses, parties, gifts). The national survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from August 13 to September 6, 2013, and included a representative sample of 3,484 workers and 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.
Bonuses: Forty-five percent of employers are planning on giving their employees holiday bonuses this year, in line with 46 percent in 2012. Forty percent plan to provide the same size or larger bonus this year.
Parties: Three in five (59 percent) employers are throwing company holiday parties for their workers in December (the same as 2012) and more than half (54 percent) expect them to be the size of last year’s party or slightly bigger. One in five workers say they plan to attend their company party this season.
Gifts: Thirty-five percent of employers plan on giving their employees holiday gifts this year, on par with last year (36 percent).
Twenty-two percent of workers plan on exchanging gifts with co-workers this holiday season, while 21 percent are buying a gift for their boss. The majority (78 percent) of workers who plan to buy gifts for their co-workers expect to spend $25 or less on each gift, 36 percent will spend $10 or less, and 10 percent will spend $5 or less.
This year I am giving out Cancun and Miami Vacation Vouchers! With these vouchers they pay a small fee covering the taxes on the hotel. only $99/ pp. I am actually using one myself as a part of my 50th Birthday Bucket List Journey! I Will be doing several of these next year-taking a friend and my brother on a few trips! Also have capability to give out Travel Dollars. That way people can book anywhere they wanna go.