Avoid scoring an ‘own goal’ – prepare your business for the World Cup

With the World Cup a mere three weeks away, Business Link is urging businesses to ensure they prepare themselves for one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers poll found that one in four employees is planning to watch the tournament in working hours, highlighting the need for businesses to prepare for key staff members taking holiday leave or requesting flexible working hours.

Business Link adviser, John Grange says: “The World Cup will lead to a number of people wanting time off to enjoy the games. As a result, employers need to prepare for an increase in annual leave requests and the effect this will have on their business.

“It’s important to communicate to your staff exactly what your plans are for the World Cup. Your flexibility and innovation will be welcomed by staff and will increase morale.”

The World Cup kicks off on Friday 11 June at 3pm with England’s first game against the USA on Saturday 12 June at 7.30pm.

News story from OnRec on 24th May 2010