Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Absence management and the World Cup

There's less than a month to go to the 2010 FIFA World Cup!
Whether you're a fan of 'the beautiful game' or not, there's no avoiding the fact that the first game kicks off in South Africa on 11th June and there will be football fever for the next four weeks.

The CIPD has produced a guide for employers entitled "The World Cup and absence management: guidance for employers"

It is important to remember that the UK’s working population is incredibly diverse and there will be people with backgrounds from all over the world who will be hoping to watch their country in action when matches are screened.

Of course employers have no obligation to cater for their employees’ interest in the tournament, but evidence suggests that where employers demonstrate they care about their staff and their interests outside work, employees are more likely to go the extra mile for the organisation. Some employers may see the World Cup as an opportunity to rebuild employee morale hit hard by the recession.

They list topics like :Flexible hours - Shift swaps - Unpaid leave TV/radio on in background/matches screened in rest rooms and more. This useful guide can be found Here .

If you are actually going there our colleagues at jml are holiday autos car hire agents (hence the picture above) and also advertise Travel Insurance and car hire excess insurance providers on the website. They also advertise providers of business insurance if you are an employer in the UK.

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