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Chrm Message From: nagarajan Total Posts: 35 Join Date: 14/07/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/04/2009 05:40:37 Points: 175 Location: United States

Hi, 
We are planning to frame a policy on Birhdays. Do any of your organisation have a policy on Birthdays? If yes, can you please send a copy of your policy?

thanks, nagarajan

Chrm Message From: jeng_pestio Total Posts: 6 Join Date: 14/07/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 01/02/2011 21:09:43 Points: 30 Location: United States

Hi, Nagarajan!

If you are planning to draft and introduce a birthday policy, it is normally connected to leave entitlement or availment.

In some organizations, aside from the vacation leave/s being earned by employees, they are also entitled to birthday leave.

What you need to do is to determine the procedures in availing it. For example:

1. if newly-hired employee is already entitled to a birthday leave or if employee needs to be regularized / permanent first or should render one year (or more) of service in the company prior to entitlement;

2. if it will be convertible to cash or not;

3. if should be filed on the said birthdate or can be availed within the week or within the birthday month;

4. if entitled to cash incentive or not.

Those activities such as greeting birthday celebrators through electronic mails, sending them cards, giving their flowers or cakes are part of your Employee Relations / Employee Service function of HR already. It doesn't have to be written as a policy.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Jen

Chrm Message From: binishaj Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 14/07/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 06/07/2011 07:55:52 Points: 10 Location: United States
I don't know of a policy for birthdays. I think it's more of a practice which is different at every organisation.In one organisation where I worked we used cut cakes for all birthdays on the last friday of each month(of course in smaller organisations). In another organisation, we used to gift a card and a gift.
Chrm Message From: Shansub15 Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 14/07/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 06/07/2011 11:32:20 Points: 15 Location: United States
There were posts on behalf and against. Would like to present my views too. In our company, we make a Birthday Card with each member of the team signing it. We display the name of Employee on the Board and everyone greets him when they come face to face. This makes a feel good experience and the cheer goes through out the day with positive spells around. Why not? It goes on with one or the other having Birthday year around. Happy working environment! A feel that someone cares for us! Makes one more responsible! More committed to excel!
Chrm Message From: sukhmishra Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 14/07/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 07/07/2011 02:14:32 Points: 10 Location: United States

At NIIT, it is called Happy Nappy Day and you are previleged to get an Off that day.

You also get a gift card if you are not married (married folks get this benefit on their wedding anniversaries) to pay for the birthday party, I guess.

rgds

 

Sukh


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