It is officially holiday season and any HR employee will likely tell you it is not the most wonderful time of the year for them. Time off requests for holiday gatherings, cold and flu season in full swing and navigating the sometimes-treacherous waters of a company party all make for a stressful time of year for human resources folks. Add in a global pandemic, and I’m sure some are highly considering spiking that eggnog. Now is a time for HR teams to be prepared and proactive to avoid HR drama and headaches post holiday. With a little planning and some well-written policies, the seasonal stress can be kept to a minimum. Here are a few ideas to make the end of 2020 a little easier.