Fun Socks | Helping Your Employees Through the Holidays

The holidays are here and while they can be a wonderful time, they are also stressful. In addition to all the personal activities, this is typically the time that goals, performance evaluations, and year end reports are due.


Here are some pointers for helping your employees survive and thrive during the holiday season:

Accept some changes in productivity:


·      Between heightened work demands and holiday activities, completing our normal day to day work projects can be a challenge. Give some grace as we race to the end of the year.         


Honor a variety of holiday parties:


·       Recognize that your employees may celebrate different holidays than you. Whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Eid al-Fitr, the Solstice, Kwanza, or something else, leave space for them to celebrate their special time.



Allow for flexible schedules:


·       With all the competing activities plus gift shopping, it’s helpful to accommodate employees’ need for time away.


Avoid scheduling work related evening commitments:


·      Between professional events, school activities, family and friends’ gatherings, December evenings are at a premium. Limit evening work commitments.



Encourage undisturbed time off:


·      When your team members do schedule time off, try not to disturb them. This applies all year long. You can set the example by not working during your time off.



Provide healthy food options:


·      We all enjoy a sweet holiday treat, but your teams’ waistlines may appreciate having a different option available. 



Limit personal financial requests:


·      When The holidays are filled with requests to spend money on gifts, activities, and to make donations. Try to avoid putting additional personal financial pressures on your team during November and December. 



Show your appreciation:

·      2023 was another big year. As 2023 winds down and we gear up for 2024, let your folks know that you appreciate their work this year. 



Our Team at Rose Street Advisors wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

Kevin Brozovich


Meet Kevin Brozovich, energetic entrepreneur, people-focused team-builder and HR practitioner-turned consultant. For almost 10 years, Kevin was Founder and Chief People Officer of HRM Innovations, a Kalamazoo-based Human Resources consulting firm many would consider the top in the region. After pulling his hair out making daily decisions about running the business (does it matter where the coffee comes from?), Kevin joined forces with the Rose Street Advisors team so he could solely focus on what he loves most: working with clients.

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