Inside story: When the holidays roll around, well-intentioned employers inevitably prove that it is better to give than to receive, much to their employees chagrin. This season, however, will be different. There is free help available to savvy companies who want to show their gratitude and avoid five common mistakes of corporate gift-giving.
The holidays are a time when employees can't help but anticipate their reward for the past 12 months, says Mark Repkin, a leading expert in employee motivation, rewards and incentives. But it's also a time when employers fumble the opportunity. I want to help prevent employers from making the same mistakes I've seen countless times over the years.
A trustee for the Incentive Research Foundation, Repkin has guided many companies through all aspects of incentive and recognition programs. He has first-hand experience with the best, as well as the worst in corporate gifting practices.
It is the latter that forms the basis of a new report: 5 Employee Holiday Gift Mistakes, The New Rules of Giving.