Holiday Gift-Giving in the Office

By Robert Half November 3, 2016 at 7:42am

HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING IN THE OFFICE

How appropriate is it for managers to give their employees a holiday gift?

56% Somewhat appropriate – it depends on the work relationship
25% Somewhat inappropriate – it can seem like you are playing favourites
8% Very inappropriate – it shouldn’t be done
6% Very appropriate – it’s a must
6% Don't know

Average amount managers should spend*: $25

How appropriate is it for employees to give their manager a holiday gift?

57% Somewhat appropriate – it depends on the work relationship
24% Somewhat inappropriate – it can seem like you are currying favour
8% Very inappropriate – it shouldn’t be done
7% Very appropriate – it’s a must
4% Don't know

Average amount managers should spend*: $25

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 300 Canadian human resources managers.

Responses may not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

*The mean amount acceptable to spend

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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