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2011 holidayschedulesfinal

  1. 1. SHRM Poll: 2011 Holiday Schedules November 04, 2010
  2. 2. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Key Findings • Almost all organizations offer paid holidays. According to SHRM’s Employee Benefits Research Report (2010), 97% of organizations offer paid holidays (one or more paid holiday per year). • Did the financial challenges to the U.S. and global economy affect the number of holidays organizations offered to employees in 2010 or plan to offer in 2011? The majority of organizations reported keeping the number of holidays offered to employees the same despite economic challenges. • Which 2011 holidays will most organizations observe? The 2011 holidays that most (95% or more) organizations will observe by closing their offices are: > New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1st) > Memorial Day (Monday, May 30th) > Independence Day (Monday, July 4th) > Labor Day (Monday, September 5th) > Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24th) • Which religious holidays in 2011 will most organizations observe? Overall, few organizations observe religious holidays other than Christmas Day, which 94% of organizations recognize by closing their offices on that day. Twenty-six percent of organizations observe Good Friday. 2
  3. 3. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 In general, has the number of paid holidays offered by your organization decreased, stayed the same or increased as a result of the financial challenges to the U.S. and global economy? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2010 (n = 458) 2011 (n = 451) 2% 2% 95% 97% 3% 1% Decreased Stayed the same Increased 3 • The majority of organizations reported keeping the number of holidays offered to employees the same despite economic challenges.
  4. 4. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 4 2011 Holidays Organizations Plan to Observe 2011 Holidays (All) Offices Closed Offices Close Early Offices Remain Open New Year’s Day 2011—celebrated as a federal holiday on Friday, December 31st, 2010 61% 18% 21% New Year’s Day 2011—celebrated on Saturday, January 1st 96% * 4% New Year’s Day 2011—celebrated on Monday, January 3rd 19% 0% 81% Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday—Monday, January 17th 38% 0% 62% Chinese and Vietnamese New Year— Thursday, February 3rd 0% 0% 100% President’s Day—Monday, February 21st 34% 0% 66% Ash Wednesday—Wednesday, March 9th 1% * 99% Passover—Tuesday, April 19th 0% 0% 100% Good Friday—Friday, April 22nd 26% 6% 68% Easter Monday—Monday, April 25th 6% 1% 93% Memorial Day—Monday, May 30th 95% 1% 5% Shavuot—Wednesday, June 8th * 0% 100% Note: n = 433-472. * indicates less than 1%. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  5. 5. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 5 2011 Holidays Organizations Plan to Observe (continued ) 2011 Holidays (All) Offices Closed Offices Close Early Offices Remain Open Independence Day —Monday, July 4th 96% 1% 4% Beginning of Ramadan—Monday, August 1st 0% 0% 100% End of Ramadan—Wednesday, August 31st 1% 0% 99% Labor Day—Monday, September 5th 95% 1% 4% Rosh Hashanah—Thursday, September 29th 0% 0% 100% Yom Kippur—Saturday, October 8th 7% 0% 93% Columbus Day—Monday, October 10th 16% 0% 84% Diwali—Wednesday, October 26th 0% * 100% Day after the beginning of Eid al-Adha/Festival of Sacrifice—Monday, November 7th 0% 0% 100% Veterans Day—Friday, November 11th 21% * 79% Day before Thanksgiving Day—Wednesday, November 23rd 8% 17% 75% Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 24th 97% 1% 2% Day after Thanksgiving Day—Friday, November 25th 69% 2% 30% Note: * indicates less than 1%. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  6. 6. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 6 2011 Holidays Organizations Plan to Observe (continued ) 2011 Holidays (All) Offices Closed Offices Close Early Offices Remain Open Hanukkah (Chanukah) —Wednesday, December 21st 1% 0% 99% Day before Christmas Eve—Friday, December 23rd 33% 15% 53% Christmas Eve—Saturday, December 24th 78% 10% 12% Christmas Day—Sunday, December 25th 94% * 6% Day after Christmas Day—Monday, December 26th 64% 1% 35% Day before New Year’s Eve —Friday, December 30th 25% 10% 65% New Year’s Eve—Saturday, December 31st 71% 9% 21% Week between Christmas and New Year’s Day 12% 2% 86% Note: * indicates less than 1%. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  7. 7. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Was the decision to close your office the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day made as a result of the recession in the U.S. and global economy? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Yes No, it is not a new practice 7% 93% 2% 98% 2009, n = 42 2010, n = 43 7 Note: “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organization will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day were included in this analysis.
  8. 8. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 8 2011 Holidays Organizations Plan to Observe (by U.S. Federal Holidays) 2011 U.S. Federal Holidays Offices Closed Offices Close Early Offices Remain Open New Year’s Day 2011—celebrated as a federal holiday on Friday, December 31st, 2010 61% 18% 21% Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday—Monday, January 17th 38% 0% 62% President’s Day—Monday, February 21st 34% 0% 66% Memorial Day—Monday, May 30th 96% 1% 4% Independence Day—Monday, July 4th 96% 1% 4% Labor Day—Monday, September 5th 95% 1% 4% Columbus Day—Monday, October 10th 16% 0% 84% Veterans Day—Friday, November 11th 21% 1% 79% Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 24th 97% 1% 2% Day after Christmas Day**—Monday, December 26th 64% 1% 35% Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. *January 1, 2011 (the legal public holiday for New Year’s Day), falls on a Saturday. For most federal employees, Friday, December 31, 2010, will be treated as a holiday. ** December 25, 2011 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday. For most federal employees, Monday, December 26, 2011, will be treated as a holiday.
  9. 9. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 9 2011 Holidays Organizations Plan to Observe (by Religious Holidays) 2011 Religious Holidays Offices Closed Offices Close Early Offices Remain Open Ash Wednesday —Wednesday, March 9th 1% * 99% Passover—Tuesday, April 19th 0% 0% 100% Good Friday—Friday, April 22nd 26% 6% 68% Easter Monday—Monday, April 25th 6% 1% 93% Shavuot —Wednesday, June 8th * 0% 100% Beginning of Ramadan—Monday, August 1st 0% 0% 100% End of Ramadan—Wednesday, August 31st 1% 0% 99% Rosh Hashanah—Thursday, September 29th 0% 0% 100% Yom Kippur—Saturday, October 8th 7% 0% 93% Diwali—Wednesday, October 26th 0% * 100% Day after the beginning of Eid al-Adha/Festival of Sacrifice—Monday, November 7th 0% 0% 100% Hanukkah (Chanukah)—Wednesday, December 21st 1% 0% 99% Christmas Day—Sunday, December 25th 94% * 6% Note: * indicates less than 1%. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  10. 10. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Industry Industry Manufacturing –other 13% Health care, social assistance (e.g., hospitals, clinics) 13% Services –professional, scientific, technical, legal 9% Financial services (e.g., banking) 8% Educational services/education 8% Retail/wholesale trade 6% Government/public administration—federal, state/local, tribal 5% Insurance 5% Other services (e.g., other nonprofit, church/religious organizations) 4% Transportation, warehousing (e.g., distribution) 3% High-tech 3% Consulting 3% 10 Note: n = 443. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
  11. 11. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Industry (continued) Industry Construction, mining, oil and gas 2% Services—accommodation, food and drinking places 2% Utilities 2% Publishing, broadcasting, other media 2% Association—professional/trade 2% Real estate, rental, leasing 1% Manufacturing—auto/auto-related 1% Arts, entertainment, recreation 1% Telecommunications 1% Pharmaceutical 1% Biotech 1% Other 5% 11 Note: n = 443. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
  12. 12. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Sector 6% 7% 19% 20% 48% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Other Government sector Publicly owned for-profit organization Nonprofit organization Privately owned for-profit organization 12Note: n = 443
  13. 13. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Staff Size 18% 27% 25% 20% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 1 to 99 employees 100 to 499 employees 500 to 2499 employees 2500 to 24999 employees 25000 or more employees 13 Note: n = 277
  14. 14. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Other 14 Note: n = 450 U.S.-based operations 73% Multinational operations 27% Single-unit company: A company in which the location and the company are one and the same 32% Multi-unit company: A company that has more than one location 68% Multi-unit headquarters determines HR policies and practices 50% Each work location determines HR policies and practices 1% A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determine HR policies and practices 48% Is organization a single-unit company or a multi- unit company? Are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit corporate headquarters, by each work location or both? Does the organization have U.S.-based operations (business units) only or does it operate multinationally? Note: n = 432 Note: n = 316. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding. • 15% of organizations indicated that employees at their work location were unionized. Note: n = 443
  15. 15. 2011 Holiday Schedules | ©SHRM 2010 SHRM Poll: 2011 Holidays Schedules • Response rate = 18% • Sample comprised of 472 HR professionals randomly selected from SHRM’s membership • Margin of error is +/- 5% • Survey fielded September 30–October 19, 2010 15 Methodology For more poll findings, visit: www.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_Research

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