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10 tips to head off your holiday headaches

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’Tis the season for employees to be stressed and distracted by online shopping, post-party hangovers, visiting relatives, end-of-year deadlines, money woes and sugar-induced belly­aches.

Here’s what to watch out for when the holidays are just around the corner.

1. Bonuses: Give what you can

Don’t fret if you have to skimp on holiday bonuses; a little goes a long way.

In fact, a survey by incentive provider Parago showed that more than half of employees would appreciate a $25 year-end reward, and 84% would be OK with $100 or less. Even better news for employers:  81% of employees said end-of-year rewards are nice but should not be expected.

2. Be honest about the business

Few things are as stressful for em­­ployees during the holidays as worrying about whether their jobs will last through the new year. Save them some worry by continually communicating with them about any projected downturns in business. If they know there’s a...(register to read more)

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