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Employees' Holiday Wish List? Just Show Them the Money

If you're struggling to come up with a "nice" employee holiday gift this year, just make it easy on yourself and open your wallet.

Employees just want cold, hard cash this year. A year-end bonus, a grocery gift card or an annual gym membership will do just fine, thank you. If you buy the results of a new Glassdoor.com survey that is. For managers, it means no fuss, no muss, no need to wrap anything. Just show them the money! Doesn't it make you feel good just to say that?



In a sort of workplace Mars vs. Venus thing, Glassdoor.com also broke down the results by gender. So what kinds of company holiday gifts are the X and Y chromosomes craving this year? In sum, men want stock options while women want grocery gift cards. Why roll the dice on potentially become a millionaire someday when there's a sale on chicken and beans this week? Practicality, thy name is woman. Well, not always, but at least in this particular survey.

Another thing I find interesting is that only 4% surveyed want a company holiday party, even if it boasts an open bar. We've gone over the perils of the company holiday party scene, and it isn't very pretty. If you do go, be a good boy or girl, will you?

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