Holiday Bonuses Are on the Upswing This Year

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-11-23 Email

'Tis the season for … a large chunk of extra cash? That may be the case if you've been a "nice" employee this year. In fact, a growing number of companies intend to give their employees holiday bonuses in December, according to a recent survey from Accounting Principals. What's more, the average size of the bonus is likely to be bigger than last year's, sometimes reaching the four-figure level. Even the organizations that aren't providing a bonus during the holidays are looking to give employees something, such as perks or bonuses that will be awarded at another time of the year. The report also states that employees can boost their chances of earning a bonus by staying motivated and having a positive attitude. It would also help by volunteering for additional job duties in order to demonstrate that you're a committed team member. In providing additional insights into organizations' recruitment plans, the survey also indicates that, if you're planning to land a new job in 2017, you should start looking now. An estimated 500 U.S. human resources or hiring managers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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