What do your employee’s want for Christmas?

Today’s post is brought to us courtesy of Glassdoor an online community that gives you an “inside look at jobs and companies.” Today they give us some insight into exactly what employees are looking for this Christmas.

Employee Holiday Wish Lists

The holiday season is upon us, which means many HR departments take on the role of fun committee, bringing festivities and seasonal cheer to the office. As you’re decking the office halls and arranging corporate caroling, I invite you to consider what your employees are really looking forward to this holiday season and what they’re planning to focus on come the New Year. A new survey from Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, reveals what employees want most this holiday season and what their top resolutions are for 2013.

Top Employees Picks For Holiday Season Perks

Perhaps unsurprisingly, cash reigns king. The survey reveals nearly three in four employees (73%) said that a cash bonus would be among their top choices for employer-gifted holiday perks this year, followed by a salary raise (60%), and paid time-off (36%). Employers may also want to skip the drinks because for a second straight year, holiday parties, even with an open bar, continue to be an unpopular perk (5%).

Employees’ New Year Resolutions

The Glassdoor survey also reveals employees’ work-related resolutions for 2013, finding one in three (32%) plan to focus on getting a raise in the New Year, one in four (24%) want to work on their leadership/management skills, and another one in four (23%) are planning to look for a new job. Also watch out for some sneaky behavior around the office, two percent of employees said their top work-related resolution is to help get their boss fired. Other top priorities among employees for the New Year include:

What are your work-related resolutions for the New Year? Are you asking employees what they want most this holiday season or what they’re thinking about for 2013?

Lisa Holden is the Employer Engagement Manager at Glassdoor, a jobs and career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies find top talent.


1) This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor from November 8-12, 2012 among 2,059 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For the purposes of this survey, “employees” were defined as U.S. adults 18+ employed full time and/or part time unless otherwise indicated.

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