Businesses get ready for the World Cup

Last year it was cricket that had employers bowing to the attraction of the Ashes series.

This year it's the World Cup and Asda appear to be one of the first to realise the need to let (some) of their employees either watch the games or even pop over to Germany to take in a game or two.

Asda term their strategy the "German Jolly" and allows up to two weeks unpaid leave, shift swapping and extended breaks. In store televisions will also be tuned to the action.

It's just a shame that Asda can't be as creative when it comes to dealing with trade unions!

See Asda to allow unpaid leave for football fanatics by Dan Thomas (Personnel Today) for more details.

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