Roundup: This Week’s Popular HR News From Around The Web Christmas Edition

This week’s HR News Roundup is happy, happy and very merry: The HR News Roundup Christmas Edition featuring the best (and worst) office gifts, tips to reduce holiday stress and more.

We would like to wish all of our customers, friends, and readers a happy holiday season from the team at CMS and iRecruit!

What Every Boss Really Wants For Xmas
What do bosses really want for Xmas? See if your list is the same as the one in this heartfelt letter to Santa.

4 Tips for Employee Gifts
Many employers provide a holiday gift for employees as a sign of good will and to thank the employees for their contributions throughout the year. Some also provide profit sharing and bonuses for employees during the holiday season or in the first month of next year.

4 Tips to Reduce Seasonal Stress
Looking for ways to keep the holiday season under control? You can thrive, not just survive, and create a wonderful holiday season this year. You just need to do four things:

It’s NOT the most wonderful time of the year for working parents
If there’s one time of year when workers value flexible schedules, it’s got to be the holiday season. And now there’s more evidence of just how much your people — especially those with children — crave flexible schedules. A recent survey asked a group of working parents what they’d look for first in the next job.

10 terrible holiday gifts from bosses
Almost every boss was once an employee. You’d think with that history behind them, when shopping for holiday gifts, bosses would be trying their best to get things their employees would like — or at least be able to use. I asked MoneyWatch readers to tell me the worst gifts they’ve ever received from their bosses. And while I can’t personally verify our readers’ “gift” accounts, here are 10 that I’m glad I didn’t receive.

Survey: More Workers Are Taking Time Off This Holiday Season
Here’s another small but encouraging sign that the economy is slowly, gradually starting to get better. The 2012 Working the Holidays survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by Harris Interactive says that “significantly” more people plan to take time off this holiday season than in recent years.

Why Being Nice—and Not Naughty—to Your Employees Pays Off
You take the time to train them, get them up to speed on company policies, and get them to work together as a team. After all that investment, why would you risk losing your valuable employees by giving them bags of coal?

3 Ways the Holidays Put Your Company at Risk
With the holidays in full swing, we’re smack in the middle of company parties, shopping madness, and trips back home–the fun stuff. (Well, maybe not the shopping.) But this season poses more security risks to your business and team than any other time of year.

Looking for more? Check out last week’s Roundup: This Week’s Top HR Stories From Around The Web, or follow @cmsbrian on Twitter for regular updates.


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