The results are in and we are happy to report on the findings of our respondent’s experiences and attitudes to Christmas giving in the workplace.
When we asked “What is the gift you've bought previously for customers that has had the best response?”
23% of respondents answered they gave wine.
20% of respondents answered they gave food – the most popular type being chocolate, cake and cherries.
13% of respondents gave calendars.
A further 13% gave the gift of nothing!
10% of respondents gave flowers.
10% of respondents gave picnic or gift baskets and the final percentages were spread amongst various answers of gifts such as an Oxfam goat, a pohutukawa tree and tennis bats!
When we asked “What is the worst gift a supplier has ever given you?”
The most popular response was an e-card with donation to a charity.
11% did not appreciate receiving food or chocolate that had gone off.
11% did not drink the wine they received.
7% did not like the mug that was given to them.
7% were annoyed with the gift of a pen.
The final percentages were spread amongst various answers such as a candle to keep the mosquitoes away, old stock, faulty chargers, a picnic basket, a calendar and my personal favourite: a picture of themselves.
When we asked “What gifts are you buying for your staff this year?”
35% of respondents are giving their staff wine or food.
32% of respondents are giving their staff vouchers.
12% of respondents are giving their staff nothing.
The remaining respondents are giving various gifts to their staff such as cash bonuses, a donation to charity, hand creme/soaps and a chilly bin.
When we asked “Are you planning to give Christmas gifts to your customers / clients this year?”
55% of respondents answered YES
45% of respondents answered NO
And finally, when we asked “What is the likelihood of a mid-life crisis over the holidays such that you resign from your job in the first week back in January 2017?”
65% of respondents said there was Not a Chance!
19% of respondents answered there was a remote chance/possibility!
10% of respondents said they were not telling!
6% of respondents said it was quite likely/certain that they would be moving on!