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.