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we're a small to medium sized company with about 150 employees. just wanted to know that should we keep the diwali gift aside for those who are on leave and give it to them on their return? or should it be given to only those who're available? what about employees who are on leave for 15 days or 1 week, etc.? what is the general policy?
thanks for your reply.
16th October 2009 From India, Faridabad
Look dear, we are not bound to give them gifts who are on leave for 15 days or above but you must keep aside the gifts for each one who are on leave for 2 to 3 dyas after or before the occassion. but as you have mentioned here about your organiation which is medium size org, then you can close your eyes to give gifts who are not available.
16th October 2009 From India, Gurgaon
I don't agree with Mr. Anil Arora as all these " on leave " guys are workers for your industry & as they have not left so far how you can forget about these guys for petty amount of " Diwali Gifts ".
I am sorry Mr. Arora
16th October 2009 From India, Pune
If the gift is perishable like sweets etc it not possible then to store. If they are some gift articles you can give them on their return from holiday. You would not want your employee morale to fall down.
16th October 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear Meenu,
It is the feeling behind the gesture that is important to the individual. Do preserve each individual's gift and hand over on their rejoining after leave. Of course, perishable items can be kept only for a couple of days, but any other gift articles must be kept for the individual. After all, the person has been with your organisation and worked for you; and the good gesture from the management should not be denied just because of leave.
Question of big/ medium/ small industry is not relevant. That is factored into your decision to give gift and the budget for it, in any case.
Come on friends, we are in the HR world, so lets focus on the "Human" element.
16th October 2009 From India, Pune
i agree with what rvpamec12 have to say........being in HR it would actually become difficult to take care of human element .
18th October 2009 From India, Delhi
dear collegue
the gift is given for the service rendered by the employees. so at that time if any employee is on leave is not the crteria. so in all fairnes the same should given to the employees who were on leave also

19th October 2009 From India, Bangalore
In my opinion they are eligible for these gifts......irrespective of their presence or absence on Diwali as all these people are your employees.... & I agree that the diwali gift is a petty issue.
Dev N. Shukla.
19th October 2009 From India, Delhi
Simple.... don't call for any opinion.... & this also does not need any expert opinion. Its all the human thinkings.... if u r really human being, u would know others feelings.... It is "highly rediculous" not to give employees who had been on "leave on the distribution day"
19th October 2009 From India, Tiruchchirappalli
Articles or Mementos must be kept and must be gifted to employee after they resumes. Ravi Budhkar
20th October 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear Colleagues,
Thank you for your question regarding gifts.
My suggestion is that HR's mostly responsiblity is to motivative the employees by giving them boost by different ways like finanancial or non-financial benefits. This is the way how the co-workers will trust you,if you can reserve the gift for them and will handover to them personally with a smile on their return. This will bring transparency in the system and the faith/trust of the employees will be more on you. This will also give you the inner feeling that you have delivered the right service for the right cause of the organization.
With regards,
Jai Krishan Pandit
20th October 2009 From India, Madras
What about those employees who don’t come on Diwali Puja saying.they have work at home ....???wat about there gifts?
7th November 2015 From India, New Delhi
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