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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The vast majority of U.S. organizations (92 to 94 percent) will close their doors in 2016 to observe New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving, according to the 2016 Holiday Schedules Survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Top holidays that most organizations will observe in 2016 are:
Christmas falls on a Sunday in 2016, and 80 percent of companies that are usually open on Sundays (25 percent of companies) will close for the holiday. However, in 2014 and 2015, when Christmas fell on a weekday, the vast majority (95 to 97 percent) of companies surveyed said they would close for the holiday.
A new addition to this year’s report is a question on swapping holidays, in which employees request to work one company-paid holiday in exchange for one the company does not offer. Fifteen percent of organizations indicated they allowed full-time employees to “swap holidays,” whereas 11 percent allowed part-time employees to do so.
“Some companies may offer employees the option to swap holidays as a way to accommodate those who may have different religious or personal needs. It also helps promote workplace diversity and a culture of inclusion,” said Evren Esen, director of survey programs for SHRM. “For example, a Jewish employee may wish to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in order to take off during Rosh Hashana, a rarely offered paid holiday.”
SHRM surveyed 385 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of its members throughout the United States.
The full survey is available online at www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Pages/2016-Holiday-Schedules-Poll.aspx.
For more surveys/poll findings, visit shrm.org/surveys. Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research.
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