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Get Your Free 2024 HR Calendar!

Keeping track of important HR dates can be tricky! 

Between international holidays, dates which raise awareness of important issues and causes, and everything in between, making sure you don’t miss a chance to engage, include, and appreciate your people is a big ask.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive 2024 employee engagement calendar for HR professionals that you can download for free! We’ve also thrown in a few creative recognition ideas for specific dates.

The calendar is available as a PDF download, and can also be imported to your Google calendar, iCalendar, or Outlook calendar.

Keep reading to learn more about what our 2024 HR calendar includes, and to get your link.

Professional Appreciation Dates 

There are a number of important HR dates set aside throughout the year to celebrate people in specific professions and fields, such as:

  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • International HR Day
  • National Intern Day
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Customer Service Week

When one of these dates comes along, you don’t want to miss the chance to recognize your people. With our 2024 HR calendar, you won’t have to!

DEI and Awareness Dates

An important part of creating an inclusive work environment is acknowledging the diversity in your team. That’s why our 2024 HR calendar includes a comprehensive list of DEI and awareness dates, such as:

  • Pride month
  • World Autism Acceptance Day
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • World AIDS Day

Once you know these dates are coming up, you can make plans to recognize your people, and to raise awareness across your team as a whole.

National & International Holidays and Festivals

In an increasingly distributed world, companies have team members working across different regions and countries. This means that they celebrate different holidays and festivals, and it can be difficult for HR teams to keep track. Our HR calendar includes holidays and festivals from all over the world, like:

  • Canada Day 
  • St. Patrick’s Day 
  • Chinese Lunar New Year
  • Cinco de Mayo (US)
  • Diwali

Whether you need to track the time people are taking off for these dates or just send your international teammates your best wishes on holidays that matter to them, we’ve got you covered.

Fun Dates for Your Diary

In addition to all the dates listed above, we’ve also found plenty of other fun, quirky, and interesting dates that could be worth adding to your diary, like:

  • Fun at Work Day
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • World Book Day
  • International Yoga Day

These dates could inspire you to find unique ideas for your HR calendar of activities, plan great gifts, or anything else you can think of!

Get Your HR Calendar

Our HR calendar is available as a downloadable PDF, and as a calendar file you can import directly into your Googe, Apple, or Outlook calender, so you can have at fingertips every day! Here's how to get your copy in your preferred format:

Add to your Google Calendar

To add our 2024 HR calendar to your Google Calendar, simply click the file below:

Add to Google Calendar

The calendar will import automatically.*

*Note: If you previously downloaded last year's version of this calendar, you will probably get a note saying 'this calendar already exists'. If that's the case, you're all set! We've added the 2024 dates to our existing calendar file so that anyone who downloads it can use it for as long as they want it, without having to worry about getting the new version!

Add to your Outlook/Apple Calendar

To add our 2024 HR calendar to your Apple or Outlook calendar, you will need to download an ICS file by clicking here:

Download Outlook/Apple Calendar file

After the file has been dowloaded follow these instructions depending on your preferred platform.

For Apple iCalendar

1. Go to iCalendar

2. Click File, then New Calendar

3. Write a name of your choice

4. Click File again, then Import

5. Click on the .ics file of our HR calendar

6. Add it to the new calendar you've created

For Outlook Calendar

1. Go to Outlook Calendar

2. Click on Create Blank Calendar

3. Write a name of your choice

4. Click Add Calendar, then Upload from File

5. Click on the .ics file of our HR calendar

6. Add it to the new calendar you've created

If you have any problems or issues, feel free to reach out to us!

Download PDF Calendar

If you'd prefer a permanent copy of the calendar, you can download a PDF version here:

Download PDF Calendar

Supercharge your culture in 2024

Acknowledging important HR calendar dates is a great idea, but it's just one part of making your people feel included, engaged, and recognized.

If you'd like to build a culture where people feel appreciated all year round, check out Culture is the Ultimate Advantage, where we detail our model for using recognition to drive great culture. Get your copy here:

Culture is the Ultimate Advantage

Set yourself apart using the power of company culture. Stand out to new applicants and motivate your team to do their best work.

Conor Moloney

Written by Conor Moloney

Conor is a Content Marketing Specialist at Guusto. He loves creating articles and other resources to help HR leaders build better cultures within their companies.

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