Return of the Holiday Bonus

Return of the Holiday Bonus

Return of the Holiday Bonus

40% of employers plan to give workers holiday bonuses this year, up from 33% in 2010.
See also Worst Holiday Gifts at Work There’s been a lot of “bah, humbug” in the workplace during recent holiday seasons, but those bad tidings may disappear this year. A survey from CareerBuilder shows that significantly more bosses plan to give holiday bonuses in 2011 -- and those bonuses will be relatively generous compared to those in recent years. Not only that, but the office party (remember that?) is on the upswing. "Employers have been working hard to build back their businesses over the last year," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources for CareerBuilder. “This holiday season, they’re planning to reward their biggest asset – their people – with a few holiday perks, such as bonuses, parties and gifts.” The wealth of holiday cheer extends to employees, who aren’t cutting back on giving to co-workers. More than 4,000 workers and 2,600 employers took part in the research.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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