Gearing up for the Olympics

Posted in : HR Updates on 8 August 2011 Issues covered:

Liz Iles writes:

With the Olympic clock firmly on count down,  this article looks at what sort of problems an employer can anticipate and offers some practical solutions.

Absence rates are likely to be far higher during the Olympics with employees calling in sick to watch an event or as the result of overindulging the night before. Employers may also get a flood of requests for the same days off. In addition productivity may drop as staff spend time at work discussing the Olympics and visiting websites to check results.

What can employers do?

  • Check policies and procedures

Ensure that effective policies covering major sporting events such as the Olympics are in place. These will specify

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