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Heightened Expectations for Holiday Bonuses Despite Uncertain Economy

Some HR experts say these year-end perks are more important than ever to keep employees happy, and the data shows workers are expecting higher bonuses than in years past.

Kaitlin N. Schuler

December 19, 2022

1 Min Read
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Growing inflation and concerns of a recession aren't stifling the year-end wants of employees in construction and other industries. According to a recent article from Construction Dive, analysts say companies across industries are choosing to reward good employee performance in a tight labor market with end-of-year incentives. What remains to be seen, however, is whether those perks align with employee expectations. 

Some companies across industries are sticking with standard protocol, while others are evaluating the economic climate and adjusting to compensate. But when it comes to best practices for giving out bonuses, one HR expert suggests placing the most emphasis on your highest-performing employees—they are the ones you truly need to retain and should be rewarded in recognition of their contributions to your business. 

Read the full article from Construction Dive for more tips for approaching year-end bonuses at your construction company.

About the Author(s)

Kaitlin N. Schuler

Editor, Infrastructure & Construction, Informa Markets

Kaitlin Schuler has nearly a decade of experience as an editor and journalist. Prior to joining Informa, Schuler served as special projects editor for Professional Remodeler magazine and, previously, editor for the American Nuclear Society. She earned a master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's in English from the University of Michigan. She now resides in southwest Michigan with her fiancé and 12-year-old cat. 

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