Poll: 44% plan to offer a party or event as a Christmas incentive for staff

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Employee Benefits poll: More than two-fifths (44%) of respondents are planning to offer a party or event as a Christmas incentive for their employees this year.

A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 54 responses, also found that 24% of respondents are planning to give staff a gift or a bonus pain in either cash or vouchers as a Christmas incentive, compared to 13% who are planning to award additional holiday as a Christmas incentive.

Meanwhile, 4% of respondents will use another form of incentive for their employees, and 15% of respondents are not planning to offer any Christmas incentives for staff.

According to the Edenred Christmas reward 2017 report, published in November 2017, which surveyed 1,000 UK employees, 61% of respondents did not receive a Christmas reward from their employer last year, although a further 61% feel that receiving a Christmas reward makes them feel more appreciated and 29% expect a gift from their employer.

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Edenred’s research also found that more than half (58%) of respondents wanted to receive a reward other than cash at Christmas, while 61% said their employer commonly gave a non-cash reward.

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