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.
Its 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
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 Years 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
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.