As XpertHR's model policy on dealing with the workplace sporting events (Complete the form to download the model policy PDF) - such as the Olympics and other events such as football tournaments - says:
"Issues that may arise include: a large proportion of staff requesting annual leave at the same time; a higher level of employee absence (eg an employee being too hungover to attend work); and criminal conduct such as employees being involved in football hooliganism."
XpertHR provides a wide range of resources designed to help employers preparing for the 2012 Olympics.
XpertHR resources for employers preparing for the 2012 Olympics
Here is a list of links to XpertHR resources to help employers prepare for the 2012 Olympics (and other sporting events):
- Sporting Events: An Employer's Guide Complete the form to download a special XpertHR Professional model policy to deal with sporting or other special events (such as the World Cup football tournament or the Olympics). Also includes an overview of law relating to the policy and links to further relevant resources from XpertHR Professional.
- 2012 Olympics The XpertHR Benchmarking survey on employers' arrangements for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, based on responses from 185 organisations with a combined workforce of 495,000 employees (XpertHR Benchmarking subscription required).
- Olympics: Employer guidance To help employers deal with any issues that may arise, we have gathered together information from XpertHR on the subject, along with links to external resources for employers.
- XpertHR economic commentary June 2012: The austerity trap This article includes analysis of the potential economic impact of the 2012 Olympics.