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By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-20-2011 Print

Is holiday good will spreading throughout your office this season? Overall, it seems, cash bonuses and other gift-giving rewards are on the rise, according to a recent survey from Bloomberg BNA. In addition, organizations are more inclined than they were in recent years to give workers additional holiday time off. They're also elevating their participation in seasonal charity events. And employer-sponsored, companywide parties are growing in numbers compared to the darkest days of the recession. That said, certain kinds of holiday cheer - specifically the level of alcohol consumption at these events - will be held in check. Given liability concerns, many employers are taking precautions with respect to monitoring intake and providing safe alternatives for those who have to drive home home. More than 390 U.S. employers took part in the survey. Here's hoping your organization is following suit with some of these nine holiday highlights:


Half of those surveyed say they'll allow guests of employees to attend parties, about the same as last year.


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