What employees want most from employers this holiday season

Think you know what is on employees’ wish lists this holiday season or what their career resolutions are for 2013?

While cash may be at the top of their lists, some of the findings from the new Glassdoor survey may surprise you.

Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, is revealing the results of its second annual holiday survey on what employees want when it comes to perks, bonuses, time-off and their work-related resolutions for 2013.

With nearly one in four (23%) employees planning to look for a new job in 2013, employers need to act fast during the holiday to keep employees satisfied to avoid a big turnover in the New Year.

Here are a few survey highlights:

  • Top Resolutions for 2013: Getting a salary raise (32%), looking for a new job (23%) and improving their performance (21%). Interestingly, some employees (2%) admit their top resolution is to help get their boss fired.
  • What Employees Want Most This Holiday Season: Cash bonus (73%), salary raise (60%) and paid time off (36%). Only 5% want a holiday party, even with open bar.
  • Bonus Expectations: 76% are bonus eligible this year, up from 73% last year and 63% in 2008. Of employees eligible for a bonus this year, 58% expect to receive a bonus, 37% do not and 7% are not sure.
  • Time Off Requests: 26% of employees say it will be harder this year to take time off for the holidays, 8% say it will be easier and 55% say it will be the same.