Year End Holiday Calendar Proving to be Challenging for Local Businesses
Friday after Christmas and New Years Day offered as paid holidays
Stamford, CT. [October 15, 2008] It is with great excitement that human resources consulting firm, OperationsInc (OI) and management consulting firm, Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG), announce the results of their HR Based Benefits Survey — the second in a series of HR-centric surveys relating to today’s workforce. 106 organizations in the Fairfield / NY Metro Area participated in the survey which focused on HR-related Benefits in the workplace.
The key findings from our survey:
- 55% of firms surveyed are treating December 26th (Friday after Christmas) as a paid holiday.
- 35% of firms surveyed are treating January 2nd (Friday after New Year’s Day) as a paid holiday.
“The days before and after a national holiday are always tricky for a business to handle”, said David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc. “In these cases asking your employees to return to work for one day after Christmas or New Years is the issue many businesses had to wrestle with this year. While there is a question of fairness and good will at play, productivity is always in the back of the minds of most business owners, who may not be in a position to give away another day during the calendar year.”
OI and PSG are presently engaged in a series of surveys on benefits and compensation, with this being the first to be reported. A complete report of their present and upcoming surveys along with additional information about these survey services can be found at: http://www.operationsinc.com/survey.html.
Founded by David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc (www.OperationsInc.com) specializes in HR solutions for small businesses and HR professionals. OperationsInc’s portfolio of offerings includes such services as: Human Resources Outsourcing, Recruitment Management Services, Benefits Administration, Exit Interview Services, Payroll Administration and Management and Staff Training.
Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG) (www.performance-solutions-group.com) is a management consulting firm based in Stamford, CT founded by Wil Brewer in 2006, specializing in performance management, pay-for-performance compensation and diagnostic online surveys.
OperationsInc and Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc are both located at 992 High Ridge Road, Second Floor, Stamford, CT 06905.