What do employees want this holiday season?

(from Best Holiday Gifts for Employees by , About.com Guide   December 6, 2011)

What do employees want the most for a holiday gift this year? According to a new Glassdoor survey the best gift a company can give an employee is cash.

72% of employees said that a cash bonus would be among their top choices for employer-gifted holiday perks this year, followed by a raise and extra paid time off from work.

What Employees Would Like for a Holiday Gift

  • 72% cash bonus
  • 62% salary raise
  • 32% paid time off that doesn’t count against vacation
  • 23% grocery gift card
  • 14% work from home for a year
  • 11% company stock or shares
  • 10% health care subsidy
  • 8% gym membership
  • 4% holiday party with an open bar
  • 3% commuter subsidy
  • 2% gold watch or other accessory
  • 2% other





About Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann
Global corporate communication, business, and organization behavior executive; author. My blog, DesigningCommunication, offers inspiration, insight, and tips for all professionals who want to express themselves effectively, and lead with integrity.

One Response to What do employees want this holiday season?

  1. Jerry Carducci says:

    Personal budgets are tight and many people likely haven’t seen salary increases for a couple of years, yet consumer prices continue to rise as have profits in some sectors. It’s no wonder that “cash is king” this year.


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