Are you interested in what other employers provide for their employees in terms of paid time off for holidays? According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in a recent survey, organizations don't close for religious holidays other than Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Of the companies surveyed, 99% will close the office on Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2013. 45% close on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day, but other religious holidays are less recognized. 21% of employers close on Good Friday, 1% for the first day of Rosh Hashanah, and 1% for the beginning and end of Passover.
According to the SHRM survey, the top seven holidays that organizations will observe in 2013 include:
- Thanksgiving Day: 99%
- Christmas Day: 99%
- New Year's Day: 96%
- Memorial Day: 95%
- Independence Day: 94%
- Labor Day: 94%
- The day after Thanksgiving: 71%
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that for the category all full time employees, 7.6 is the average number of paid holidays provided for employees in the US. I work most frequently in a professional environment now where 9-10 paid holidays are the norm.
Want to see how your paid holidays compare with those provided by other employers? Here's a standard paid holiday schedule for U.S. employers in the public and private sector.