New Findings Show Extent of Christmas Rewards Among Employers

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28th October 2013 10:27 - Business Support

Recent findings carried out by Edenred has revealed that almost half of UK workers do not receive a gift from their employer at Christmas. In the report, which questioned 7,000 British employees, it was discovered that only a third (35%) of employees who received a Christmas reward last year got a thank you from their manager.

Further research by Argos for Business found that fifty six per cent of women said they received no reward from their boss at Christmas. Workers in the South East came out the worst with two out of ten (20.5%) respondents saying they never received a reward for their hard work; closely followed by the Midlands (14.3%), North West (14.3%) and the North East (11.4%)

The most popular rewards workers would like to receive are retail vouchers (39.5%) and extra day’s holidays (31.7%) followed to a lesser extent by food hampers, iPads and spa days (5.1%).  Those workers who did in fact receive gifts at Christmas seem to have been rewarded particularly generously with twenty per cent of employers claiming they shell out between £51 and £100 on staff gifts, while fifteen per cent went even further and spent between £101 and £500.

Danny Clenaghan, managing director of Argos for Business said that rewarding employees’ hard work made staff feel more valued with a number of options available:

"Staff incentives can often be viewed as an additional expense that employers could do without, but with so many options available it has never been easier to put a reward and incentive scheme in place to show staff just how integral they are to the business."

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