Passing the hat at work

More than 80 per cent of executives say employees are asked to contribute to workplace celebrations
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/17/2006

Canadian employees are regularly being asked to raid their piggy banks in the name of workplace celebrations, according to a new survey by staffing service OfficeTeam.

The survey asked 100 senior Canadian executives just how regularly employees are being asked to give money to workplace events.

Four per cent of executives said their employees are asked once every week for a monetary donation, while 21 per cent said the hat is passed once a month, 25 per cent said it happens once every quarter and 31 per cent said it happens only once or twice a year. Nineteen per cent of executives said their employees are never asked to contribute their own money.