Surveying 1,600 HR directors, Robert Half’s findings also showed that 79% of German respondents feel employees are likely to skip work following this year’s football fixtures. 69% of respondents in France and 63% in Belgium believe employees are likely to phone in sick or miss work the day after a Euro 2016 match.
On a positive note, almost 90% of respondents feel that sporting events increase employee engagement levels and staff motivation.
UK senior managing director at Robert Half UK, Phil Sheridan, said: “As excitement for the UEFA tournament builds, employers who plan ahead and incorporate the matches into their [organisation’s] events calendar will benefit from an increase in employee morale and job satisfaction. Other activities to consider include flexible work schedules, remote working and late starts to balance work priorities with national pride over the course of the tournament.”
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