IT Management Slideshow: Corporate Holiday Cheer ReturnsBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 12-20-2011
46% of respondents will give workers some kind of year-end bonus or gift, up from 41% in 2010.
56% of respondents intend to sponsor some kind of companywide holiday party this year, compared to 50% in 2009.
Half of those surveyed say they'll allow guests of employees to attend parties, about the same as last year.
55% of respondents plan to serve alcoholic beverages at these parties, down from 65% in 2008.
65% of respondents will ask bartenders to monitor alcohol consumption at holiday parties.
Booze + Work
Other Ways to Address Alcohol Issues at Office Parties (percent respondents): Limit times when alcohol is served (51%) Offer taxi service (48%) Provide discounted hotel rates (28%) Appoint designated drivers (7%)
35% of respondents will host informal holiday parties to be funded by workers this season, down from 39% last year.
42% of respondents will grant workers three or more days off with pay this holiday season, up from 36% last year.
67% of respondents plan to sponsor or participate on one or more charity activities this season, up from 59% in 2009.