A Christmas bonus came top of bosses’ wish list in a poll published by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), though 79% of managers said they weren’t actually expecting to receive one this year.
In a survey of over 1,500 managers, 38% said a bonus would be the best Christmas present they could get from their company. A promotion was the second choice with 15%, followed closely by more staff (13%) and more training (12%).
Charles Elvin, Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management, said: “Whilst a promotion offers a longer term benefit for managers’ careers, the gift bosses are hoping for is a bonus, despite most believing they will not get their wish. It’s an interesting conundrum for organisations in these straitened times: how to reward staff for a job well done whilst being careful with the coffers, and how to look to long-term, sustainable growth rather than short-term rewards.”