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HR Calendar 2023: Employee Engagement Dates Every HR Professional Should Know

Karolina Kulach
Senior Content Marketing Expert (HR & Payroll)

HR Calendar 2023 (Employee Engagement Calendar 2023) by Symmetrical is full of employee engagement ideas to help you build a happier workplace with a strong company culture and higher employee retention rates. 

Symmetrical’s HR Calendar 2023 includes: 

Download this HR planner to learn when and how to engage your employees in 2023 so they don’t consider changing jobs!

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HR Calendar 2023 and employee engagement

HR Calendar of activities 2023 will help you engage your employees with success by showing you how to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate your staff throughout the whole year. Our employee engagement calendar will inspire you with ideas you may not have considered. 

Keeping track of crucial dates with this HR calendar of activities will help you plan well, get creative, and have fun along the way.

Employee engagement and retention are top priorities for many employers and HR departments. No wonder: it’s prohibitively expensive to replace every employee who leaves. Consider the costs of recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, and training new candidates. 

It costs between $61,000 and $80,000 to replace an employee.


Therefore, employee engagement should be a cornerstone of every organization’s strategic planning because of its direct connection to profitability.

An engaging culture will make employees more likely to stay in their jobs. As a result, you’ll experience less of the disruption that comes from recruiting new hires and filling knowledge gaps.

Donna Cheung, People & Culture Partner

HR Calendar 2023 will help you:

Do you remember to celebrate feel-good days like Employee Appreciation Day, Fun at Work Day, and lots of other special days? Use this HR planner to celebrate your people whenever you can so they celebrate every work anniversary with you! 

HR Calendar 2023: FREE planner

HR Calendar 2023 and the Great Resignation: what employees really need

HR employee engagement calendar 2023 also addresses the challenges of the Great Resignation and quiet quitting.

The Great Resignation is a shortcut for the historic quit rate happening on the job market as a result of Covid-19. The pandemic has reshaped many employees’ priorities.

The term “quiet quitting” refers to employees who show up at work to do the bare minimum. According to some people, quiet quitting is a trendy new name for worker dissatisfaction and lack of engagement.

That said, employees are searching for joy, happiness, and work-life balance, not only a paycheck. They’re ready to walk away from jobs if they don’t feel positive about their time at work and/or their needs aren’t met.

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Consider the following stats and facts:

As of today, the Great Resignation and quiet quitting trend shows no signs of slowing down. Therefore, employers must build a great company culture and give employees the right work-life balance.

Although getting paid on time is the most important factor for employees, there are other forms of compensation and intangibles that they value. Celebrating important days is one of them.

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Celebrating your employees, whether in a physical or virtual setting, is an element of HR you can control and that can have an enormous impact on employee retention.

Download our HR Planner 2023 & Employee Engagement Calendar to keep your employee retention high during the Great Resignation!

HR Calendar 2023: the HR planner’s preview

In our HR calendar of activities 2023 we’ve included a variety of events so you can choose the ones that fit your organization best and that your employees will simply love.

Every month counts and offers opportunities for engaging your employees. On top of obvious special dates, there are plenty of less obvious opportunities to make your employees feel that their company cares about them. 

Therefore, stand out from other employers and identify these opportunities. Check out the examples below and download the full HR planner 2023 for more dates and useful tips.

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HR Planner 2023: examples of employee engagement dates

When planning HR events and activities for 2023, you may want to concentrate most of your efforts at specific times of the year. Q4 in particular is full of special days like Halloween and Christmas.

However, you surely want to keep your employees happy throughout the whole year, right? This means that you need to consistently plan events and activities across 12 months.

Here’s some inspiration.




2023 HR Planner & Calendar: Printable Planner










Your HR plan with Employee Engagement Calendar 2023

Keeping track with the HR calendar & HR planner will help keep your employees engaged throughout the whole year. Every month counts, and little actions done regularly can have a disproportionate impact on employee experience. 

It’s time to get smart about your people strategy: we wish you every success with this in 2023 and beyond!

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Happy New Year from all of us at Symmetrical. Out with the old, in with the new: time to raise a glass to a new chapter! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2023!

Karolina Kulach
Senior Content Marketing Expert (HR & Payroll)
I'm a non-fiction writer, content manager and a passionate digital content creator. I have a huge interest in topics related to employee experience and employment trends in the world of Payroll & HR. I'm also a well-travelled individual with international education and work experience gained in London, Scotland, Poland and Germany. In my spare time I buzz with creative content ideas, including funky rhyming poems.

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