‘Tis the season! While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Here are some tips to consider.

Tip #1: Consider a first come, first served approach to time-off requests, or think about closing the office for a few days to give everyone time with their families.

Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs.

Tip #3: When it comes to holiday decorations, opt for a secular, non-denominational theme such as snowflakes, poinsettias and neutral colors like silver and gold.

Tip #4: Let all staff know that whether festivities happen on-site or at a private venue, office codes of conduct still apply. Set clear guidelines for alcohol consumption, employee behavior and gift-giving price limits and item types. That way, everyone can have a fun and professional evening.

Thanks for watching and happy holidays!