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Fifty-two percent of employees describe the holidays at their workplaces as “business as usual,” while 36 percent say their companies are “generous” around the holidays. (Photo: Shutterstock)

’Tis the season for gift-giving, as we are constantly reminded in the runup to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now, even Giving Tuesday. And corporations are doing just that this year, although their employees might not be too pleased with the list of recipients.

According to the 2018 Holidays at Work Survey from Spherion Staffing Services, 46 percent of employee respondents say that their companies will participate in charitable activities/give back to the community this holiday season. Topping the list of actions are food/clothing/toy/other drives (51 percent), followed by company volunteer events (18 percent) and adopting a needy family or child (15 percent).

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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