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The 7 Most Unique Company Holidays

We could all use a reason to celebrate—and sometimes, sticking to regular bank holidays just doesn’t cut it.


HR’s Guide to Company Holidays

There’s a chill in the air, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season is just around the corner. That’s welcome news in the workplace, as full-time employees in the U.S. are eligible for an average of eight paid holidays per a year.


Mondays Are For...Vacation Requests

Picture this: it’s Monday, you face a full inbox, a week’s worth of to-dos hanging over your head, and all you want to do is fast forward to next weekend. Coming back to work after a relaxing weekend is never easy—a simple fact that may be behind the latest nugget of employee insights we unearthed.


How to Craft a Seamless Out of Office Plan

There’s nothing like a good, well-deserved vacation. But if you’re going to be out of the office for an extended period of time, it’s important to make sure things run smoothly in your absence (especially as an HR pro!). It can be tempting to jet off and expect your peers to figure it out as they go, but chances are, the outcome will be best for both you and your coworkers if you plan ahead and prep everyone who will be affected.


Employees Aren’t Taking Time Off. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Time off is a busy HR intersection where personal lives cross paths with business productivity, and trust in your company culture must be the guiding traffic light. Is it any wonder so many employees and companies end up stalled?

Namely Introduces Integrated Time Off Management Tool

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013—Namely, the cloud-based people management platform, introduces an integrated time off management tool for today’s enterprise. This visual and easy to use solution enables companies to manage and track employee time-off to ensure optimal staffing at all times - without administrative hassles. Namely allows a quick request and approval process with just a click of a button. The time off tool is offered as a standard feature at no additional cost to customers and is integrated in Namely’s people management platform. “Today’s enterprise requires a platform that eliminates paperwork by implementing a quick and easy time off request and approval process. With Namely’s integrated solution, it is faster and easier to manage teams by providing a comprehensive view across the organization,” said Matt Straz, CEO and founder of Namely.

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