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ALEXANDRIA, Va.,— Most organizations (94 to 97 percent) will close their doors in 2015 to observe New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, according to the
2015 Holiday Schedules Survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The top holidays that most organizations will observe in 2015 are:
The survey showed that few organizations plan to close for religious holidays, other than Christmas Day, while 12 percent close for the full week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The two most commonly observed religious holidays following Christmas Day are Christmas Eve (47 percent) and Good Friday (28 percent).
Additionally, some employers (36 percent) offer floating holidays, which typically include one or two days of paid time off for holidays and events not observed by the organization.
“One reason organizations implement floating holidays is to accommodate employees who observe different religious holidays,” said Evren Esen, director of survey programs at SHRM. “Floating holidays can promote workplace diversity and provide employees with more flexibility.”
While the vast majority (98 percent) of HR professionals surveyed said their organizations offer paid holidays to full-time employees, just 56 percent of companies also offer paid holidays to part-time employees. On average, organizations provide nine paid holidays to full-time and part-time employees.
SHRM surveyed 492 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of its members throughout the United States.
The full survey is available online at:
For more surveys/poll findings, visit shrm.org/surveys. Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research.
Media: For more information or to request an interview, please contact Laura Ambrosio of SHRM Public Affairs at 703-535-6273 and Laura.Ambrosio@shrm.org or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and Kate.Kennedy@shrm.org.
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