Holiday Ham? Christmas Cash? New Survey from The HON Company Reveals How Companies Handle Gift Giving at the Holidays

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Turkeys and hams and fruit baskets, oh my! With Christmas just around the corner, many employers may be scrambling to determine the perfect gift to give their employees. Does your employer resemble Ebeneezer Scrooge or Oprah when it comes to gift giving? One company was drawn to ask… just what do today’s companies offer employees at the holidays?

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The answer to this question is revealed in a consumer survey conducted by The HON Company, a leading designer and manufacturer of office furniture. The online poll of more than 830 adults nationwide pulls back the ribbons and bows to uncover just how generous (or not so generous) employers are at the holidays.

Christmas Cash Tops the List

According to the survey, most companies (54 percent) offer a cash bonus at the holidays. Twenty two percent offer a gift certificate, and nearly 20 percent put supper on the table – with five percent offering a holiday ham, four percent giving a turkey and nine percent providing other food items (i.e. fruit baskets).

Yet, while nearly 75 percent of employers do provide some sort of holiday incentive, a surprising 24 percent follow in the steps of Mr. Scrooge and don't give any gift at all.

And what about the surveyer itself… just what does The HON Company offer its employees at the holidays? For more than 60 years, HON has given out a holiday ham. In fact, in 2009, HON will provide more than 4,000 hams to its employees around the country.

For more information on The HON Company, visit

About The HON Company

The HON Company is a leader in the design and manufacturing of workplace furniture including chairs, storage, panel systems, tables and desks. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of dealers and retailers. The HON Company is an operating company of HNI Corporation (formerly HON INDUSTRIES). For more information, visit


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