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 The H.R. Doctor Is In


A most wonderful time of the year occurs in late November. Thanksgiving is an HR Doctor favorite because it is centered on the opportunity to step back and view our own lives at work and at home with a sense of perspective.

It’s a great time for an employer to help members of the staff appreciate all that they have in the form of jobs, which are generally steady and career-oriented, and include many fringe benefits including retirement, health care, time off, educational support and much more.

Thanksgiving is an excellent time to do more than simply eat a tremendous meal with family and friends and maybe watch football. It is a time to ask, "what am I doing to make things easier and more enjoyable for my colleagues at work or those in need in the community?" It is not coincidental that United Way campaigns occur during this holiday time, nor that about one in three persons receives help from such an organization. "There but for fortune," could be any one of us.

This holiday is also a time to praise and recognize how much easier our own life at work is made by having colleagues who work hard to help you as a county government leader and care about your success. Not a bad time to make some "Thanksgiving resolutions" and avoid the New Year’s rush. Resolve not to take things for granted, but rather to find new ways to help at the office and in community leadership through charitable giving and volunteering.

The HR Doctor has a lot to be thankful for, including the chance to share information on proactive human resources with each of you regularly. I bet if you stop for just a few seconds and think about it, you also have a lot to be thankful for in your own work life and personal life.

Take the time to do that - and save a slice of pumpkin pie for me.
Best wishes.


The HR Doctor


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