Greeting the Season With Bonuses and Odd Gifts

Greeting the Season With Bonuses and Odd Gifts

Greeting the Season With Bonuses and Odd Gifts

'Tis the Season
46% of employers expect to give holiday bonuses this year, up from 33% in 2010.

When it comes to workplace gift-giving, it seems as if some of today's employees would give just about anything they can put a bow on, according to the latest round-up of oddball holiday gifts from CareerBuilder. At least there are more presents to go around this year, the job site reports: Bosses say they'll be more generous with gifts and holiday bonuses. More companies will spring for holiday parties, and there will be an increase in the number of employees who are giving presents to their colleagues and their bosses. So, overall, enjoy the seasonal flow of generosity. However, you should adjust your expectations, as CareerBuilder also reveals that some employees take a rather, ahem, unorthodox approach to giving. So, in addition to information on corporate perks to employees, we're including six bizarre gifts that workers have received. Nearly 2,500 hiring managers and human resource staffers, as well as more than 3,975 professionals, took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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