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Tip of the week: Be aware of and accommodate for major holidays

Reason: When planning events for individuals or groups, be aware of (and in many cases, avoid) major holidays. Imagine the message the organization is giving if it holds a lunch-in during Ramadan (Muslims fast from sunup to sundown), a huge recruiting event over Rosh Hashana (Jewish holy day), or a required orientation during Martin Luther King Day. Being aware of all major holidays and accommodating for them whenever possible is a great way to show the organization is both knowledgeable and respectful. It’s easy to get started – most calendar solutions have settings to turn on various religious and secular holidays. A few clicks and everything will show up on your calendar. It still takes a little research to see which holidays are important and what they mean but having them on the calendar is a great start.

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