How are individual employee birthdays handled by your company?

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    Birthdays don't matter and no one cares. That said, my company has a "birthday cupcake party" every month for all those who have a birthday in that month. But again, no one past 10 really cares about birthdays.

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    My company celebrates once a month employees whose birthdays are in that month. Everyone pitches in for gifts and cost of party is covered by my company. This encourages employees to work productively and more desire to come to work. It benefits my company to give benefits to my employees. And everyone is happy.

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    They're not. Consider it a paid day off you can use any day after your birthday or the day of.

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    Birthdays are not recognized unless you are a "Favorite"

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    They write our names on the calendar in the break room

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    The company I work for doesn't do anything for employee birthdays.

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    By wishing the best of luck for days to come.

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    They're recognized throughout the month on the feed being show on the television sets in the office, as well as in our monthly staff meetings.

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    Individuals are recognized all month long on the feed being shown on televisions throughout the office, as well as in a monthly staff meeting.

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    Monthly group celebration with birthday cake for all.

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    When we were smaller (15 - 25 employees) each person got their own cake on the closest business day, there was a small office party, etc. -- now that we're bigger (35 - 50), we mention all the birthdays for the month at the company meeting and the individuals pick a cake together. There is always food at the company meeting (since it's during our lunch hour that day), and then afterwards there's cake with a recognition of the folks who it's in honor of. -- I imagine at a bigger company (200+ folks), if you wanted to do something like this, you could, but it would more likely be a department-by-department thing (possibly combined with the monthly department meeting), etc. :-)

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    Birthdays are always celebrated! A card is passed around and the persons workspace is decorated and members of the team bring in treats.

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    Employees receive a free day of Paid Time Off that has to be used during their birthday month.

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    You get a reward from the company and your team recognizes the day. It's great!

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    They’re not. We’re too big- there’s too many people to acknowledge everyone’s birthday. That’s just silly. The only thing that could reasonably be done is one day of every month selected to have cupcakes or donuts or something at break or after shift for everyone to “celebrate” the birthdays of that month - so that productivity isn’t hindered

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    We order cakes to celebrate their birthdays.

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    We say happy birthday, try and give them a day off, then go back to work.

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    By the manager, so it varies dramatically by team.

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    Birthday card. Acknowledgement on our HRIS dashboard if they are ok with it.

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    We get our birthdays off, and have a company-wide treat either the day before or after our birthdays.

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    They happen every year. That kinda seems like a common practice in most places that I've worked.

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    They aren't acknowledged or celebrated in any way I've seen.

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    At our work it depends on the team. Our team has a monthly lunch or happy hour for those team members whose birthdays fall in that month.

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    They aren't. No one cares. I'm taking my birthday off this year.

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    I spent my birthday on the other side of the world in a Chinese factory. Birthdays are not special in any way there. If it is the boss’ birthday then people make a fuss about it and he goes home early.