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Posted December 14, 2012 by

6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party

Harrison Monarth

Harrison Monarth, Salary.com contributing writer

With its booze, year-long pent-up emotions towards co-workers, the specter of organizational politics, various inter-office rivalries and the “secret” cubicle farm romance everyone knows about, the annual company holiday party has all the explosive potential of an open fire in a dynamite factory.

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Posted December 13, 2012 by

46% of Employers Giving Holiday Bonuses This Year

Drawing of Ebenezer Scrooge

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The scrooge economy appears to be loosening its grip, as a new study shows companies plan to offer more perks (bonuses, parties, gifts) than last year. The national study was conducted for Careerbuilder by Harris Interactive© from August 13 to September 6, 2012 and included 2,494 hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,976 workers across industries and company sizes.

Bonuses: Forty-six percent of employers expect to give their employees holiday bonuses this year, up from 40 percent last year and 33 percent in 2010. Nearly one in five of them (19 percent) plan to provide a larger bonus than last year. (more…)