HRInsights Weekly Lightbulb 11/17

This Week’s HRI “Lightbulb”  – Employee Happiness: Thanksgiving

Fact: Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday.   Makes sense when you think about how everybody needs to cram the travel itineraries of the crazy sister-in-law (with a Kardashian-fixation), the somewhat snobbish aunt and uncle, and the kleptomaniac cousin (who definitely has your iTouch!) into one short 4-day period.  For those owners of small businesses not dependent on holiday sales, think about making the Wednesday before Thanksgiving a half-day for your employees!   Or, if you are a scrooge, have employees contribute an extra hour per week for four weeks to make up the difference.  Needless to say, a small gesture of flexibility on your part goes a long way to building employee satisfaction . . . and loyalty.

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