Only 39% of full-time employees receive Christmas gifts or rewards from their employers each year. This is according to a new survey conducted by Motivates; as reported by HR News.
Those that never receive rewards formed the largest respondent group (50%). While 11% of people ‘sometimes’ get them.
With less than a month to go until Christmas, managers and employers may start to ponder the available budgets for festive rewards and activities. For anyone wondering, these are currently the…
…5 most-wanted staff Christmas gifts!
- An individual cash bonus (64%)
- Personal gift vouchers (52%)
- Team cash bonuses (42%)
- A company-paid team meal or social night (34%)
- The manager’s verbal thanks (25%)
Items voted 6-10 can also be found here. As for the percentages stated, each respondent could select as many items as they wished from the rewards list.
73% of employees would prefer a choice of gift, if possible. This could be an interesting way to amplify the buzz of the rewards and invite your team to be a part of the celebratory process.
What to do when there’s not enough budget for staff Christmas gifts:
Several items on the list don’t cost a penny, as per item 5 above. It’s possible to make these rewards even more personal. For instance, speaking to team members individually and taking the time to thank them for specific aspects of their work.
There are also plenty of ideas to be gathered from the realistic staff rewards post – featuring the most sought-after non-monetary gestures. Companies could increase flexible working opportunities or provide additional half days/early finishes for staff to do their Christmas shopping. Even providing an office picnic lunch can make for a lovely affordable gesture.
Employees could also organise their own Secret Santa celebrations, festive bake-offs and post-work drinks to add a spot of festive cheer. Managers would be wise to encourage this; especially if their teams fall into the 50% of workers who won’t receive Christmas gifts.
Longing for some extra hands to make everything happen this Christmas?
Hiring one or more Christmas temps can prove to be a gift for busy bosses! Whether it’s helping with the season’s admin, covering the phone for your festive events, or offering some additional skills for a special project.
Call the office on 01225 313130 to discuss your Christmas temp needs.