Rugby World Cup and absenteeism

Well, once again sport takes over NZ businesses!  Go the All Blacks but just how should you manage your staff when their rugby support limits their productivity?

Well even Business.GOVT.NZ, the government site, have given some guidelines on this http://businessgovtnz.cmail19.com/t/r-l-fuijujt-ikdrkdldjl-b/

Best by far, if you have not already done so, is to guide your employees up front.  Let's face it they will watch - so can you manage to flex their hours, or are you going to suggest they apply for leave - albeit only for a part-day?  No-one wants conflict over this; but neither do you want staff turning up to work under the influence or falling asleep.

So tell them, and guide them on how they can watch if they want to, without falling foul of your needs.

And if you do decide to take disciplinary action please call me first, so we can get the process right.

Need help managing staff?

Essential HR has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. We can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

Keeping You Posted

1 September 2021

Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

Read Now >
30 August 2021

Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

Read Now >
24 August 2021

Covid-19 – Accessing Resurgence Support

Read Now >

Subscribe to key legal updates
and HR tips

Receive updates via email

We share an analysis; summary of key legal developments and useful tips. You can receive our regular updates, sharing a summary of key legal developments, analysis and useful tips. Each monthly newsletter includes Mike's whereabouts, and the articles posted throughout the month.