Employees' Top Resolutions for 2013

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Nearly three in four employees (73 percent) said that a cash bonus would be among their top choices for employer-gifted holiday perks this year, followed by a salary raise (60 percent), paid time off that doesn't count against vacation (36 percent), grocery gift cards (29 percent), working from home for a year (13 percent), company stock/shares (nine percent), health care subsidy (nine percent), and gym membership (seven percent).

For the second straight year, holiday parties, even with an open bar, continue to be an unpopular perk (five percent this year and four percent in 2011). Plus, those who earn more money want more money -- 77 percent of employees with a total household income of $75,000+ per year want a cash bonus this holiday season, compared to 62 percent whose household income totals between $35,000-$49,900, 68 percent whose total household income is between $50,000-$74,900, and 72 percent whose total household income is less than $35,000.

"When it comes to holiday perks, be sure to communicate and draw a line of sight to what made the perk possible. For example, are we partying tonight because the company achieved its annual goals? Did a specific department surpass projections? It's essential to explain to employees what made a perk possible so they understand their hard work is appreciated and recognized, as well as providing history and context if next year isn't as good," added Rueff.

With the holidays around the corner and expectations around what the New Year may bring, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has released a new survey that reveals employees' work-related resolutions for 2013, their preferences for employer-gifted holiday perks, expectations for time off during the holidays and bonus expectations.

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of Glassdoor among more than 2,050 U.S. workers ages 18 and over between November 8-12, 2012.

 

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