According to a recent Career Builder survey, fifty-two percent of employers are planning a holiday party this year, up from 49 percent in 2009. Three in 10 employers plan to give holiday gifts in 2010, up from 26 percent in 2009, and a third of companies plan to give their staffers a holiday bonus, up from 29 percent a year ago, a sign that business payroll may be looking up in the new year.
However, the Associated Press reports that smaller firms are still sticking to a frugal theme this holiday season. Instead of a big, fancy party or dinner for employees, many companies are getting their celebration on at the company office. It costs nothing to use your own business space, and if it is catered, the food will likely be cheaper than it would be at a restaurant. To cut costs even more, consider making it a potluck affair.
How do you plan on ringing in the holiday season with your company?