alldayPA Have You Covered For 2016’s Summer of Sport
alldayPA have you covered this summer
Summer 2016 is shaping up to be a big one for sports fans up and down the country. The summer of sport has already begun in a positive fashion with Euro 2016 kicking off in June, and it’s not just the football that will be keeping the British public entertained.
The Olympics in Rio is likely to garner more interest than normal after the success of London 2012, and with Andy Murray coming off the back of a record breaking Queens win, Wimbledon is bound to make for interesting viewing.
While this is all good news for fans of UK sport, the sheer amount of great sport on our TVs this summer might cause a few headaches for employers up and down the country.
Research from the employment law specialists ELAS showed 40% of people said they would be willing to phone in sick to work to watch this year’s Euros, and although England are now out of the competition the problem won’t go away any time soon. With the sport, holidays, and the summer break in schools, low staff numbers could stretch many offices to breaking point.
ACAS advice is to be more flexible
In response to the summer of sport and Euro 2016 in particular, ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) have released this statement that outlines the way in which they believe employers should try and deal with their staff wanting time off to watch important games.
The word from ACAS is that employers and staff alike should work together to allow staff the best opportunity (within reason) to watch the football and other sporting events.
While this means that ACAS agree staff can’t expect to be guaranteed time off to watch any game they want, it does suggest that employers should be accommodating and ready to give as much time off to staff as they can during this period.
This is great news for staff, but it’s an understandable cause for concern for employers who will feel the weight of expectation from their staff to grant holidays this summer. Fortunately for employers there are some easy solutions that can be put in place to cover staff during this period.
Use alldayPA to answer your calls this summer
A telephone answering service from alldayPA could provide the perfect solution to the problem of covering staff absences this summer. We offer a range of packages and services to suit all types of businesses and give you complete control over how and when you use us.
We offer overflow services and 24 hour call handling services so it is up to you whether you only use us when the phones get busy or if you use us round the clock. You even have the option to turn off the call divert to us completely if you don’t want to use the service at all on certain days.
On top of this our new Virtual Office program gives you complete control over your staff availability. This means you can edit which staff are available to take calls without getting in touch with us, which allows you to react quickly when a staff member calls in sick at the last minute.
To benefit from the cover alldayPA can provide your business you need to have a package in place now. Once you have a package set up we will be ready to take your calls 24 hours a day whenever you need cover.
Complete an enquiry form here or call us on 0345 056 8888 to speak to a member of our team today.