5 Bizarre Office Holiday Gifts (and One Great One)

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-18-2015 Email

Whether these occasions are considered an evening to remember—or simply endure—an increasing number of companies are planning to host office holiday parties this year, according to CareerBuilder. They may want to know, however, that many of their employees would vastly prefer to receive a seasonal bonus or additional time off instead, findings reveal. Fortunately for these workers, a majority of organizations say they're giving bonuses as well this year. Additional survey results indicate that relatively few employees plan to buy gifts for colleagues and/or their bosses. Of those planning to do so, spending levels will be kept within reasonable limits. And, as part of CareerBuilder's annual tradition here, the survey includes truly bizarre "real life" office holiday gifts from the recent past. (However, you may agree—or disagree—with us that one of the featured gifts is actually pretty darn great, not weird.) More than 3,600 workers and 2,325 hiring managers and HR pros took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Poll.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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