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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are filled with gratitude for your support and confidence throughout this last year and offer our sincere thanks for allowing us to be your trusted HR partner and resource.

As you prepare for the coming holidays, we want to share a few tips on celebrating with your workplace!

Give Thanks – Regardless of one’s faith or tradition, the holidays represent the perfect time to give thanks to your employees and business partners. Don’t substitute gift-giving for the opportunity to talk directly with each employee about what you appreciate in them and their service. They will remember what you say long after they have forgotten what the gift was.

The Golden Rule – This is the time of year when everyone is busy and facing the same work-life pressures. Now is not the time to play favorites. If you treat individuals differently, in terms of leave, flex time, etc., it will create unnecessary tensions between individuals or departments.

Family – The holidays for most individuals is a family time, but the definition of what constitutes a family is very broad. For some, their most important relationship could be with a friend or a distant relative. As you gather to show your appreciation for your employees’ hard work and their contribution to your collective success, we suggest being as flexible as possible in your definition of who they may be permitted to bring as their guest.

Celebrations – It is important to remember that not everyone celebrates the same holidays or in the same way. Ask your employees what holidays they celebrate and consider how those can be incorporated into the company’s festivities. Consider celebrating your staff’s religious diversity by asking employees to share an aspect of their faith or culture (food, decoration, tradition, etc.) that is part of their holiday celebration. Doing so can create a meaningful exchange both enriching and fun for the whole team.

Thanksgiving Hours- Our Affinity team will be off from November 23rd to 25th to give thanks with family and friends. During this time, there may be a delay in our normal response time.

From our entire team to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Reach out to us for help at 877-660-6400 or with this or any of your HR needs.

The Monday HR Minute, brought to you by Affinity HR Group, is designed to provide you with practical, applicable human resources and management advice and information. We believe that by dedicating just a few minutes a week to thinking about people management practices, business owners and managers can make enormous strides in improving workplace performance.
Affinity HR Group is a full service human resources consulting firm that specializes in advising small and medium-sized enterprises. Our services include recruiting and selection, HR policies and compliance, ad hoc HR support, compensation and performance management, and training and development. We are an endorsed HR partner of a number of leading national trade associations and offer free initial consultations and discounted services to their member companies.
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