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Supporting the Rugby World Cup? Employment Tips

Employers will not be able to avoid the fact that the biggest sporting event is now on – the Rugby World Cup. With England as its host, the opening match is taking place in Twickenham on 18th September 2015 and the tournament will last for a period of 6 weeks.

If you haven’t already done so, employers should be making sure it is communicating and planning to mitigate any disruption. Employers may have already noticed an increase in annual leave requests on account of the event and whilst the event could have an impact on staffing and productivity levels, if handled carefully, employers may be able to take advantage of high morale and improve levels of employee engagement.

Consider some of the following:

Managed well, employers will be able to gain some goodwill from their staff, but it is also an opportunity for everyone to be able to celebrate an international event if properly planned.

To check when and where the Rugby World Cup fixtures are taking place, click here.

We will be available to assist with these issues or any other employment law matters, even whilst the tournament is on!