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  • 1. SHRM Poll: 2011Holiday Parties December 1, 2011
  • 2. Key Findings Do organizations plan to have a 2011 end-of-year or holiday party? More than half (68%) of organizations will hold a 2011 end-of-year or holiday party for their employees. The percentage of organizations holding parties in 2011 has increased slightly compared with 2010 and 2009. Will organizations plan to have a end-of-year/holiday party on-site or off-site? Of the organizations that are planning to hold an end-of-year or holiday party, 61% of them will have it off-site—an increase from 2009, when 50% of organizations planned to hold their party off-site. 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 2
  • 3. Is your organization planning to hold an end-of-year or holiday party foremployees? 68% 24% 8%2011 (n = 404) 61% 26% 12%2010 (n = 382) 61% 19% 20%2009 (n = 386) Yes No, we do not have such practice No, we had to cut back due to financial challengesNote: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 3
  • 4. Is your organization planning to hold its end-of-year/holiday party on-site or off-site? 61% Off-site (our normal 60% practice) 50% 24% On-site (our normal 29% practice) 27% 9% On-site to save money 10% 15% 2011 (n = 273) 2010 (n = 232) 2009 (n = 386) On-site and off-site 0% 3% Off-site but scaled down 0% 2% 6% Other 1% 3%Note: Only respondents whose organizations will hold an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. In 2011, respondents were notprovided the “on-site and off-site” and “off-site but scaled down” options. 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 4
  • 5. Demographics: Organization Industry Industry PercentageManufacturing 20%Health care and social assistance 13%Professional, scientific and technical services 12%Other services except public administration 11%Educational services 9%Finance and insurance 9%Public administration 5%Transportation and warehousing 5%Retail trade 5%Utilities 3%Religious, grant-making, civic, professional and similar organizations 3%Accommodation and food services 3% Note: n = 457. Percentages may not equal 100% due to multiple response options. 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 5
  • 6. Demographics: Organization Industry (continued) Industry PercentageConstruction of buildings, heavy and civil engineering construction, specialty trade contractors 3%Real estate and rental and leasing 3%Wholesale trade 3%Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 2%Arts, entertainment and recreation 2%Information, publishing industries 2%Repair and maintenance 1%Mining 1%Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting *Management of companies and enterprises *Personal and laundry services *Private households * Note: n = 457. Percentages may not equal 100% due to multiple response options. An asterisk (*) indicates < 1%. 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 6
  • 7. Demographics: Organization SectorPrivately owned for-profit 50% organizationPublicly owned for-profit 19% organization Nonprofit organization 19% Government sector 8% Other 4% n = 456 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 7
  • 8. Demographics: Organization Staff Size 32% 27% 18% 18% 5% 1 to 99 employees 100 to 499 500 to 2499 2500 to 24999 25000 or more employees employees employees employees n = 448 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 8
  • 9. Demographics: OtherDoes your organization have U.S.-based operations Is your organization a single-unit company or a multi-unit(business units) only or does it operate company?multinationally? Single-unit company: A company in which the 36%U.S.-based operations only 75% location and the company are one and the same. Multi-unit company: A company that has moreMultinational operations 25% 64% than one location.n = 465 n = 470 Are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit corporate headquarters, by each work location or both? Corporate (companywide) 52% Business unit/division 44% Facility/location 4% n = 312 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 9
  • 10. SHRM Poll: 2011 Holiday Parties Methodology  Response rate = 16%  Sample composed of 481 randomly selected HR professionals  Margin of error is +/- 5%  Survey fielded October 12-November 4, 2011 For more poll findings, visit: www.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_Research 2011 Holiday Parties ©SHRM 2011 10