For more than two decades, BNA's Year-End Holiday Practices Survey has offered an annual snapshot of companies' plans for marking the year's end and recognizing employees' contributions with benefits like paid time off, special holiday work schedules, holiday parties and celebrations, employee gifts and bonuses, and holiday charity. This year's results are based on the responses of human resources executives representing 392 U.S. employers.
Gifts to employees will increase for the second straight year. Forty-six percent of surveyed employers will give their workers some type of year-end holiday gift or bonus, up from 41 percent of employers in 2010 and 33 percent in 2009. Gift giving is at a five-year high, rebounding from the low established in 2009.
Will you be giving a holiday gift to your employees this year? Why or why not?