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When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding
This past week’s power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield airport reminded me of the infamous Movie with Steve Martin and John Candy. A holiday classic from 30 yrs. ago. Trying to navigate unforeseen obstacles to get home during the holiday season.
Most of your employees will be traveling somewhere over the next two weeks. Yes, by train, plane, or automobile. Many will be looking to leave a little early, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, as well.
Before you break out your moves dancing or take the next swig of eggnog, remember this: What seems funny in the moment may send you all the way to the courtroom.
I’ve compiled the best holiday party fails - so you don’t turn your good time into an insurance nightmare.
We just survived Thanksgiving weekend and now, we brace ourselves for the rest of the holidays.
While the holidays can bring joy to many, it can also bring increased anxiety and sadness to others. For most of us the season is an emotionally charged mixed-bag of ups and downs.
Why do we tend to feel sad and overwhelmed?
On November 29, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest employment attorney Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) about HR and the Holidays: Maximizing the Joy and Minimizing the Risk.
If you missed this informative chat, you can see the tweets here:
December is a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments. The beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”—perhaps, unless you’re in HR.
For the past few years, I have told the changing holiday tale of the Jewish Guy Who Wears A Chai. Together, we have taken a journey on how we can maximize the joy and minimize the myriad risks of the holiday season.
Rule #1 – Don’t Get Drunk at the Holiday Party
Rule #2 – Don’t Get Drunk at the Holiday Party
Just continue replaying the rules over and over again and you’re halfway there.
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I have had this argument for close to two decades. I even had a lengthily discussion a few years ago with a former CEO who stated that HR should embrace these types of activities.
Well based on my last comment you know that I am not in favor, however let’s have a good discussion on the topic…
I have seen it all when it comes to Halloween in the office. From nothing to all out costume and Halloween Parties with drunken pirates and everything in-between. So, what should HR allow and where is the line in the sand?
So, let’s start with your actual work environment. Here are a few quick questions to ask:
Are customers or clients regularly on-site or are you sheltered from contact?