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Number of company holiday parties remains stable from last year
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of company end-of-year activities, the majority of organizations (78 percent) report participating in holiday charitable giving such as donations or drives, according to a new research poll released today by the Society for Human Resource Management.
A little over one-half also organize employee gift exchanges such as White Elephant – 45 percent within departments, 5 percent companywide and 2 percent in both.
“Even though many companies and employees continue to recover financially post-recession, the research shows that the holidays are still a time for giving among employers,” said Evren Esen, manager of SHRM’s Survey Research Center.
Close to two-thirds (66 percent) of organizations will also have holiday parties in 2013, a number which remains stable since last year (72 percent).
Additionally, only 9 percent of companies will cut back on holiday parties this year because of financial challenges and only 4 percent will hold holiday parties on-site to save money.
Several other key findings include:
The survey polled 817 randomly selected SHRM members throughout the United States. For more surveys/poll findings, visit shrm.org/surveys. Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research.
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