Managers and HR professionals face World Cup challenge
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup now underway and many games kicking off on weekday afternoons, line managers and HR professionals will need to perform a delicate balancing act over the next month.
The challenge will be to ensure good employee attendance, motivation and performance in the office, whilst not demotivating staff and prompting unwarranted absences, which, for example, may happen if a blanket ban is placed on watching games during work hours.
As discussed in previous blogs, there are a number of absence management strategies managers and HR professionals can employ to maintain good staff performance and avoid absence during the tournament, including offering flexible working hours that allow staff to work before and after matches, permitting long lunch breaks and holding special screenings of matches in conference and meeting rooms.
The CIPD has issued useful guidelines for employers on how to manage staff absence during the World Cup, which you can read here
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