SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities

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This survey looks at holiday/year-end activities that organizations are planning for 2013.

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<ul><li>1.SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End ActivitiesDecember 4, 2013</li></ul> <p>2. These survey findings are divided into the following sections:End-of-Year/Holiday Parties End-of-Year Giving DemographicsSHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20132 3. Key Findings Do organizations plan to have a 2013 end-of-year/holiday party? About two-thirds (66%) of organizations will hold a 2013 end-of-year/holiday party for their employees, similar to 2011 and 2012. Smaller organizations (1 to 499 employees) are more likely than larger organizations (500 or more employees) to have an end-of-year or holiday party open to all employees. Will organizations end-of-year/holiday parties be held on-site or off-site? Sixty percent of organizations indicated that their end-of-year/holiday party will be held off-site. Thirty-six percent of organizations said these parties will be held on-site. Do organizations participate in gift exchanges during the end-of-year/holiday season? Nearly one-half (48%) of organizations do not participate in gift exchanges. The other one-half participate in a gift exchange within each department (45%), 5%, participate in a companywide exchange, and 2% participate in both departmental and companywide girt exchanges. How common is it for organizations to participate in end-of-year charitable donations/drives? Seventy-eight percent of organizations reported participating in charitable donations/drives (e.g., Toys for Tots, winter coat drives) during the end-of-year/holiday season.SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20133 4. End-of-Year/Holiday PartiesSHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20134 5. In 2013, will your organization have an end-of-year/holiday party open to all employees?66% Yes72% 68%25%No, we usually do not have end-of-year or holiday parties for all employeesNo, we used to have end-of-year or holiday parties for all employees in the past, but we have cut back due to financial challenges17% 24%2013 (n = 748) 2012 (n = 362) 2011 (n = 404)9% 10% 8%Note: Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20135 6. In 2013, will your organization have an end-of-year/holiday party open to all employees?Comparisons by organization staff size Organizations with 1 to 499 employees are more likely than organizations with 500 or more employees to have an end-of-year or holiday party open to all employees. Comparisons by organization staff size 500 to 2,499 employees (58%)1 to 99 employees (74%)&gt;100 to 499 employees (76%)2,500 to 24,999 employees (50%) 25,000+ (51%)Comparisons by organization sector Privately owned for-profit organizations are more likely than publicly owned for-profit organizations to have an endof-year or holiday party open to all employees. Comparisons by organization sectorPrivately owned for-profit (75%)&gt;Publicly owned for-profit (51%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20136 7. In 2013, does your organization have a budget for the end-of-year or holiday party?No, 16%Yes, 84%Note : n = 438. Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20137 8. Will this years end-of-year/holiday party be held on-site or off-site?60% Off-site (our normal practice)68% 61% 32%On-site (our normal practice)23% 24%2013 (n = 473) 2012 (n = 252)On-site this year to save costsOther4% 7% 9%2011 (n = 273)3% 2% 6%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20138 9. When is the end-of-year/holiday party expected to be held?43%During nonbusiness hours; we will NOT close early the day of the party49%42%During business hoursDuring nonbusiness hours; we will close early the day of the party39%2013 (n = 474) 2012 (n = 247)15% 12%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 20139 10. How many employees do you expect to attend the end-of-year/holiday party?48%76% to 100% of employees51%35%51% to 75% of employees29% 2013 (n = 479)2012 (n = 255) 13%25% to 50% of employeesLess than 25% of employees16%3% 3%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. Percentages do not equal 100% due to rounding. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201310 11. Are employees allowed to bring guests to the end-of-year/holiday party?50%Yes, but a limited number of guests53%45%NoYes, as many guests as they would like42%2013 (n = 475) 2012 (n = 251)5% 5%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201311 12. Are employees expected to pay for any additional guests attending the end-of-year/holiday party?81%NoYes, for any guests85%8% 6% 2013 (n = 257)2012 (n = 143) Yes, for more than one guestOther3% 6%8% 3%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201312 13. Are employees expected to contribute in some way to the end-ofyear/holiday party?90%No, employees are not expected to contributeYes, employees are asked to make a nonmonetary contribution (e.g., food, decorations)91%6% 6%2013 (n = 485) 2012 (n = 256)Yes, employees are asked to make a monetary contribution (e.g., purchase tickets, contribute money, etc.)4% 3%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201313 14. Are prizes given to employees at the end-of-year/holiday party?45%Yes, prizes are given to random employees (e.g., a raffle)40%40%No, prizes are not given to any employeesYes, prizes are given to all employees2013 (n = 487) 47%2012 (n = 258)15% 14%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201314 15. End-of-Year GivingSHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201315 16. Does your organization participate in charitable donations/drives (e.g., Toys for Tots, winter coat drives) during the end-of-year/holiday season?20122013No, 22% No, 26%Yes, 74% Yes, 78%n= 379n= 788 SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201316 17. Does your organization give nonperformance-based bonuses at the end of the year to employees?75%No66%19%Yes, to all employees30% 2013 (n = 789)2012 (n = 376) *Yes, but only to nonexecutive employeesYes, but only to excecutive employees3%3% 4%Note: Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. An asterisk (*) indicates this response option was not available in 2012. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201317 18. Does your organization give nonperformance-based gifts (e.g., gift bags, gift cards, ham, turkey) at the end of the year to employees?No65%Yes, to all employees32%Yes, but only to nonexecutive employees2%Yes, but only to executive employees1%Note: n = 792. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201318 19. Do employees in your organization participate in gift exchanges during the end-of-year/holiday season?No48%Yes, within departmentsYes, companywideYes, both within departments and companywide45%5%2%Note: n = 760. Respondents who answered not sure were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201319 20. Organization DemographicsSHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201320 21. Demographics: Organization Staff Size1 to 99 employees22%100 to 499 employees33%500 to 2,499 employees20%17%2,500 to 24,999 employees25,000 or more employees8%n = 805 SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201321 22. Demographics: Organization SectorPrivately owned for-profit49%Nonprofit23%20%Publicly owned for-profitGovernment8%n = 745 SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201322 23. Demographics: OtherDoes your organization have U.S.-based operations (business units) only, or does it operate multinationally?U.S.-based operations only73%Multinational operations27%n = 814Is your organization a single-unit organization or a multi-unit organization? Single-unit organization: An organization in which the location and the organization are one and the same31%Multi-unit organization: An organization that has more than one location69%n = 814For multi-unit organizations, are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit headquarters, by each work location or by both? What is the HR department/function for which you responded throughout this survey? Corporate (companywide)66%Business unit/division17%Facility/location17%n = 575Multi-unit headquarters determines HR policies and practices49%Each work location determines HR policies and practices5%A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determines HR policies and practices46%n = 574SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201323 24. Demographics: Organization IndustryPercentage Manufacturing20%Health care and social assistance16%Professional, scientific and technical services14%Finance and insurance10%Educational services9%Government agencies6%Retail trade5%Construction4%Information3%Transportation and warehousing3%Utilities3%Note: n = 774. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201324 25. Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)Percentage Accommodation and food services3%Administrative and support and waste management and remediation3%Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2%Real estate, rental and leasing2%Wholesale trade2%Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional and similar organizations2%Repair and maintenance2%Arts, entertainment and recreation2%Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1%Personal and laundry services*Other9%Note: n = 774. An asterisk (*) indicates &lt; 1%. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201325 26. SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End ActivitiesSurvey Methodology Response rate = 20% 817 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of SHRMs membership participated in this survey Margin of error +/-3% Survey fielded October 17-30, 2013SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201326 27. About SHRM ResearchFor more survey/poll findings, visit shrm.org/surveys For more information about SHRMs Customized Research Services, visit shrm.org/customizedresearch Follow us on Twitter @SHRM_ResearchProject leader: Rob Boyd, Researcher Project contributors: Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SPHR, vice president, SHRM Research Evren Esen, manager, Survey Research Center, SHRM Research Tanya Mulvey, researcher, SHRM Research Copy editor: Katya Scanlan, SHRM Knowledge CenterSHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201327 28. About SHRMThe Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the worlds largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.SHRM Survey Findings: 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities SHRM 201328 </p>