Businesses throughout the Midlands have been urged to avoid three weeks of “chaos and confusion” during the Olympic Games by planning well in advance.
Legal employment specialist Sally Morris has launched her ‘Olympic People Plan’ – tips which she hopes firms will utilise to overcome possible HR issues, with some employees expected to be absent from work during Olympic events.
Ms Morris, partner and head of employment at law firm MFG Solicitors, said: “We are only weeks away from the start of the London Olympics which promises to be an historic three weeks. But it’s also a period of potential chaos with some staff expected to go AWOL to watch the events live or on television.
“This means firms have to be prepared to deal with a raft of difficult issues and I’m determined that they come out of the starting blocks sooner rather than later.
“Firstly, I think firms have to get the basics right. That means ensuring their absence management policies are in place whilst at the same time making sure their flexible working procedures are clear.”