SHRM Survey Findings: 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities                                          December 3, 2012
IntroductionIn Fall 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management conducted a survey on organizations’holiday/year-end a...
Key Findings Do organizations plan to have a 2012 end-of-year/holiday party? About three-quarters  (72%) of organizations...
End-of-Year/Holiday Parties                    2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012                    2012 Holiday...
In 2012, will your organization be sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday                  party for employees?2012 (n = 362)  ...
Will the end-of-year/holiday party be held on-site or off-site?                                                           ...
What type(s) of end-of-year/holiday parties will your organization                    sponsor?                            ...
When is the end-of-year/holiday party expected to be held?    During nonbusiness hours; we will not close                 ...
How many employees do you expect to attend the end-of-year/                   holiday party?  76% to 100% of employees    ...
Are employees allowed to bring guests to the end-of-year/holiday                   party?     Yes, but a limited number of...
Are employees expected to pay for any additional guests attending the                  end-of-year/holiday party?         ...
Are employees expected to contribute in some way to the end-of-                year/holiday party?                        ...
Are prizes given to employees at the end-of-year/holiday party?   No, prizes are not given to any employees               ...
Alcohol at Work-Related Events                      2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012                      2012 ...
Will alcohol be served at the end-of-year/holiday party?                                                                  ...
Does your organization regulate alcohol consumption at the end-of-                    year/holiday party?                 ...
How does your organization regulate alcohol consumption at the end-                of-year/holiday party? Through drink ti...
Does your organization have a formal (written) or an informal policy on                   drinking alcohol at work-related...
In the past 24 months, has drinking alcohol at work-related events in                  your organization…                 ...
In the past 24 months, has any employee in your organization been                  disciplined because of drinking alcohol...
End-of-Year Giving                2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012                2012 Holiday/Year-End Activit...
Does your organization participate in charitable donations/drives (e.g.,                    angel tree, toys for tots, win...
Does your organization participate in charitable donations/drives                          (e.g., angel tree, toys for tot...
Does your organization give nonperformance-based bonuses at the                 end of the year to employees?             ...
Does your organization participate in holiday activities such as                 employee gift exchanges, White Elephant, ...
Does your organization participate in holiday activities such as gift                             exchanges, White Elephan...
Organization Demographics                       2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012                    2012 Holida...
Demographics: Organization Industry                                                                                       ...
Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)                                                                           ...
Demographics: Organization Sector Privately owned for-profit organization                                                 ...
Demographics: Organization Staff Size         1 to 99 employees                                                      28%  ...
Demographics: Other Does your organization have U.S.-based        Is your organization a single-unit organization or opera...
SHRM Survey Findings: 2012 Holiday/Year-End ActivitiesSurvey Methodology• Response rate = 15%• 384 HR professional respond...
About SHRM Research• For more survey/poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys• For more information about SHRM’s Customiz...
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  1. 1. SHRM Survey Findings: 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities December 3, 2012
  2. 2. IntroductionIn Fall 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management conducted a survey on organizations’holiday/year-end activities. These survey findings are divided into the following topic areas: End-of-Year/Holiday Parties Alcohol at Work-Related Events End-of-Year Giving 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 2
  3. 3. Key Findings Do organizations plan to have a 2012 end-of-year/holiday party? About three-quarters (72%) of organizations will hold a 2012 end-of-year or holiday party for their employees. The percentage of organizations holding parties in 2012 and 2011 has increased compared with 2010 and 2009. Will organizations’ end-of-year/holiday parties be held on-site or off-site? Sixty-eight percent of organizations indicated that their end-of-year/holiday party will be held off-site. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of these parties will be held on-site. Will alcohol be served at the end-of-year/holiday party? More than one-half (61%) of organizations indicated that alcohol will be served at the end-of-year/holiday party. One- half (51%) of organizations regulate alcohol consumption at these parties. Do some organizations prohibit drinking alcohol at work-related events? Slightly more than one-third (35%)of organizations indicated that they did not have a formal or an informal policy that covered consumption of alcohol at work-related events. Approximately the same percentage (33%) have either a formal or an informal policy that allows alcohol consumption at work-related events. How common is it for organizations to participate in end-of-year charitable donations/drives? Nearly three-quarters (74%) of organizations reported participating in charitable donations/drives during the end-of-year/holiday season. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 3
  4. 4. End-of-Year/Holiday Parties 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 4
  5. 5. In 2012, will your organization be sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party for employees?2012 (n = 362) 72% 17% 10%2011 (n = 404) Yes 68% 24% 8% No, we do not have such practice No, we had to cut back due to2010 (n = 382) 61% 26% 12% financial challenges2009 (n = 386) 61% 19% 20%Note: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 5
  6. 6. Will the end-of-year/holiday party be held on-site or off-site? 68% 61%Off-site (our normal practice) 60% 50% 23% 24%On-site (our normal practice) 29% 2012 (n = 252) 27% 2011 (n = 273) 2010 (n = 232) 7% 9% 2009 (n = 386) On-site to save money 10% 15% 2% 6% Other 1% 8% Note: Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 6
  7. 7. What type(s) of end-of-year/holiday parties will your organization sponsor? Companywide 67%Both departmental and companywide 20% Departmental 13%Note: n = 260. Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party were asked this question. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 7
  8. 8. When is the end-of-year/holiday party expected to be held? During nonbusiness hours; we will not close 49% early the day of the party During business hours 39% During nonbusiness hours; we will close early 12% the day of the partyNote: n = 247. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 8
  9. 9. How many employees do you expect to attend the end-of-year/ holiday party? 76% to 100% of employees 51% 51% to 75% of employees 29% 25% to 50% of employees 16%Less than 25% of employees 3%Note: n = 255. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 9
  10. 10. Are employees allowed to bring guests to the end-of-year/holiday party? Yes, but a limited number of guests 53% No 42%Yes, as many guests as they would like 5%Note: n = 251. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 10
  11. 11. Are employees expected to pay for any additional guests attending the end-of-year/holiday party? No 85% Yes, for any guests 6%Yes, for more than one guest 6% Other 3%Note: n = 143. Only respondents whose organizations allowed employees to bring guests to the end-of-year/holiday partywere asked this question. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 11
  12. 12. Are employees expected to contribute in some way to the end-of- year/holiday party? No 91% Yes, employees are asked to make anonmonetary contribution (e.g., prepare 6% food, decorations) Yes, employees are asked to make a monetary contribution (e.g., purchase 3% tickets, contribute money, etc.) Note: n = 256. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 12
  13. 13. Are prizes given to employees at the end-of-year/holiday party? No, prizes are not given to any employees 47% Yes, prizes are given to random employees 40% Yes, prizes are given to all employees 14%Note: n = 258. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 13
  14. 14. Alcohol at Work-Related Events 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 14
  15. 15. Will alcohol be served at the end-of-year/holiday party? No, 39% Yes, 61%Note: n = 241. 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 15
  16. 16. Does your organization regulate alcohol consumption at the end-of- year/holiday party? Yes, 51% No, 49%Note: n = 141. Only respondents whose organizations were sponsoring an end-of-year/holiday party and will serve alcohol were askedthis question. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 16
  17. 17. How does your organization regulate alcohol consumption at the end- of-year/holiday party? Through drink tickets or a drinks maximum 57% By serving only certain types of alcohol 42% (e.g., wine and beer)By asking employees and guests to pay for 25% their own drinks at a cash bar Other 10% Note: n = 96. Only respondents whose organizations will serve alcohol and regulate alcohol consumption at their end- of-year/holiday party were asked this question. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options (question asked respondents to “check all that apply”). 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 17
  18. 18. Does your organization have a formal (written) or an informal policy on drinking alcohol at work-related events (e.g., lunch with co-worker, company events like holiday parties, job interview over lunch or dinner, happy hour, dinner with client)? Yes, we have a formal policy that 16% allows drinking alcohol at work-related 10% 11% events Yes, we have a formal policy that does 18% not allow drinking at work-related 21% 22% events Yes, we have an informal policy that 17% allows drinking alcohol at work-related 25% 2012 (n = 230) 18% events 2010 (n = 415) Yes, we have an informal policy that 7% 2009 (n = 378)does not allow drinking alcohol at work- 13% 9% related eventsNo, but my organization plans to create 6% 4% a policy within the next 12 months 4% No, and my organization has no plans 35% 27% to create such policy 35%Note: In 2012, 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 18
  19. 19. In the past 24 months, has drinking alcohol at work-related events in your organization… 90%remained at the same level of 87% acceptance? 87% 8% 2012 (n = 238) become less acceptable? 11% 2010 (n = 397) 2009 (n = 378) 12% 2% become more acceptable? 2% 1% Note: In 2012, 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 19
  20. 20. In the past 24 months, has any employee in your organization been disciplined because of drinking alcohol at a work-related event? 90% No 94% 89% 10% 2012 (n = 236) Yes, but this rarely occurs 6% 2010 (n = 401) 2009 (n = 331) 11% 0%Yes, this occurs frequently 0% 0% Note: In 2012, 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. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 20
  21. 21. End-of-Year Giving 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 21
  22. 22. Does your organization participate in charitable donations/drives (e.g., angel tree, toys for tots, winter coat drive) during the end of the year/holiday season? No, 26% Yes, 74%Note: n = 379. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 22
  23. 23. Does your organization participate in charitable donations/drives (e.g., angel tree, toys for tots, winter coat drive) during the end of the year/holiday season?Comparisons by organization staff size• Organizations with 500 to 24,999 employees are more likely than organizations with 1 to 99 employees to indicate theyparticipate in charitable donations/drives during the end of the year/holiday season. Comparisons by organization staff size 500 to 2,499 employees (81%) > 1 to 99 employees (57%) 2,500 to 24,999 employees (81%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. 2012 Holiday/Year End Activities ©SHRM 2012 23
  24. 24. Does your organization give nonperformance-based bonuses at the end of the year to employees? No 66% Yes, to all employees 30%Yes, but only to executive employees 4% Note: n = 376. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 24
  25. 25. Does your organization participate in holiday activities such as employee gift exchanges, White Elephant, etc.? No 43% Yes, within departments 41% Yes, companywide 11%Yes, both departmental and companywide 5% Note: n = 375. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 25
  26. 26. Does your organization participate in holiday activities such as gift exchanges, White Elephant, etc.?Comparisons by organization staff size• Organizations with 100 to 24,999 employees are more likely than organizations with 1 to 99 employees to indicate theyparticipate in holiday activities such as employee gift exchanges, White Elephant, etc. Comparisons by organization staff size 100 to 499 employees (39%) 500 to 2,499 employees (53%) > 1 to 99 employees (21%) 2,500 to 24,999 employees (53%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. 2012 Holiday/Year End Activities ©SHRM 2012 26
  27. 27. Organization Demographics 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 27
  28. 28. Demographics: Organization Industry PercentageManufacturing 21%Professional, scientific and technical services 20%Health care and social assistance 16%Educational services 10%Finance and insurance 8%Public administration 7%Accommodation and food services 6%Religious, grant-making, civic, professional and similar organizations 6%Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 5%Real estate and rental and leasing 4%Repair and maintenance 4%Retail trade 4%Note: n = 367. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 28
  29. 29. Demographics: Organization Industry (continued) PercentageTransportation and warehousing 4%Wholesale trade 4%Arts, entertainment and recreation 3%Construction 3%Information 3%Utilities 3%Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1%Mining 1%Personal and laundry services 1%Other 2%Note: n = 367. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 29
  30. 30. Demographics: Organization Sector Privately owned for-profit organization 54% Nonprofit organization 21% Publicly owned for-profit organization 17% Government sector 7% Other 1%n = 369 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 30
  31. 31. Demographics: Organization Staff Size 1 to 99 employees 28% 100 to 499 employees 34% 500 to 2,499 employees 16%2,500 to 24,999 employees 15%25,000 or more employees 6% Note: n = 370. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding. 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 31
  32. 32. Demographics: Other Does your organization have U.S.-based Is your organization a single-unit organization or operations (business units) only or does it a multi-unit organization? operate multinationally? Single-unit organization: An U.S.-based operations only 73% organization in which the location 30% Multinational operations 27% and the organization are one and the same n = 382 Multi-unit organization: An organization that has more than one 70% location n = 384What is the HR department/function forwhich responded throughout this survey? For multi-unit organizations, are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unitCorporate (companywide) 65% headquarters, by each work location or both?Business unit/division 18% Multi-unit headquarters determines HRFacility/location 17% 52% policies and practicesn = 277 Each work location determines HR 4% policies and practices A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit 44% headquarters determine HR policies and practices n = 276 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 32
  33. 33. SHRM Survey Findings: 2012 Holiday/Year-End ActivitiesSurvey Methodology• Response rate = 15%• 384 HR professional respondents from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership participated in this survey• Margin of error +/- 5%• Survey fielded October 18 – November 8, 2012 2012 Holiday/Year-End Activities ©SHRM 2012 33
  34. 34. About SHRM Research• For more survey/poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys• For more information about SHRM’s Customized Research Services, visit www.shrm.org/customizedresearch• Follow us on Twitter @SHRM_Research Project leaders: Justina Victor, survey research analyst, SHRM Research Christina Lee, intern, SHRM Research Project contributors: Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SPHR, vice president, SHRM Research Evren Esen, manager, Survey Research Center, SHRM Research Mark Schmit, Ph.D., SPHR, Executive Director, SHRM Foundation Copy editor: Katya Scanlan, SHRM Knowledge Center 2012 Holiday/Year End Activities ©SHRM 2012 34

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