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Less than half of U.S. companies that offer year-end bonuses plan to increase them

Christian Fernsby |
Many U.S. workers will be bringing home fatter paychecks this month, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half.

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Topics: U.S.    COMPANIES    BONUSES   

More than three-quarters of senior managers polled (76%) said their company offers year-end bonuses.

Of those respondents, almost all noted that their organizations plan to either increase these incentives (48%) or keep them the same (48%) this year.

Only 4% of executives anticipate reducing the amount given to employees.

In a separate survey of workers, 52% said they expect a bonus this year.

Professionals have a variety of plans for the extra money, including putting it toward long-term savings (52%), a vacation in the new year (47%), holiday shopping and paying off debt (46% each).

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