Keep Attendance High During the Football World Cup 2014

June 12, 2014

Keep Attendance High During the Football World Cup 2014

Hi, my name is Ranjit, and I work as an account manager here at People HR.

Part of my job is to make sure our users are using HR to really drive business forward. And with the 2014 FIFA World Cup right on our doorstep, some companies are worrying about how to keep attendance rates high.

I’ll admit, it can be a challenge! But by following these three simple tips, you might find the 2014 FIFA World Cup is actually one of your most productive few weeks to date!

Tip One: Offer Celebratory Breakfasts ‘The Morning After’

When a football match returns a favourable result, people want to celebrate. And sometimes, those celebrations can leave your people feeling a little worse-for-wear the morning after.

But by planning in advance, you can offer an extra incentive for employees to turn in to work – coffee, sandwiches and cereal ‘on-the-house’ one hour before the day begins might bring you surprising results (plus you’ll be cutting down on the number of late arrivals!).

Extra Tip: If you only want to offer celebratory breakfasts when England wins, then why not watch the game yourself, then log into People on your smartphone and broadcast a new company news story that says “We Won! Breakfast on us tomorrow!”

Tip Two: Open During the Game? Show It!

If your business requires staffing during key football games (like England matches!) then you might find it helps to actually show the match at your premises. Of course, this isn’t possible for all companies, and it depends on the type of work you do. Plus, you’ll need to hold the right licence to broadcast television from your commercial establishment. But if you’re able to, then show the key games – not only will it make your employees less likely to call in sick, but it might even create a better environment within the workplace.

Extra Tips: If you can’t show the game in main the work area itself, why not designate a separate room and let your employees take more flexible breaks? And if you can’t show the match, you can always keep your workers updated with the score every 15 minutes or so.

Tip Three: Busy Day? Lock-Down Holiday Requests

If you’re using our HR software, then you’ll already know that you can lock key dates against holiday requests.

If you have certain dates where you really do need a full house, then why not lock them to make sure no holiday requests come through? Don’t just lock game dates because you hate football though!

And if you have your own ideas about how to improve attendance during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, then why not tweet them to us using the hashtag #PeopleHR?

World Cup 2014 Match Schedule

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