World Cup: A guide for employers on employment-related World Cup issues

World Cup fever has taken over the nation as teams prepare for the big kick off in South Africa. But what should employers being doing to prepare for the World Cup tournament, and what are the key HR and workplace issues they need to be aware of?

This page collates all content from Personnel Today, XpertHR and beyond, relevant to the 2010 World Cup and how employers are coping with football fever.

Key World Cup dates for England
12 June England v USA
18 June England v Algeria 
23 June England v Slovenia 
26/27 June  Second stage 
2/3 July   Quarter Final 
6/7 July Semi Final
11 July Final

Latest World Cup news


World Cup frequently asked questions

Discussions about the World Cup from HR Space


Additional World Cup-related resources

XpertHR’s head of content Jo Stubbs and group editor David Shepherd discuss the impact of the World Cup on the workplace. And Pinsent Masons employment lawyer Jenny Wilson warns employers not to ignore requests from staff to watch tennis in preference to football and not to ignore requests to watch matches that don’t feature England.

XpertHR has all the resources employers need on the legal and good practice issues involved in managing organisations during the World Cup. These include (subscription required):

World Cup 2010: employers’ checklist
Policy on sporting and other special events
Short-term sickness absence policy
Email and internet policy for employees

The World Cup and absence management: guidance for employers

Park City
Advice for employers (PDF)

World Cup advice and guidance


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