December 13, 2011 - Anonymous
Employers can access free guidance on management problems that arise during the winter months – from travelling to work in adverse weather to sickness absence – following the publication of an online guide by Acas.
With severe winds of up to 130mph having already battered Scotland and northern England this month, Acas warned businesses to plan early to prevent further disruption. Their key tips included:
“Winter often brings dilemmas for employers – adverse weather conditions can mean staff shortages due to travel disruption, and seasonal celebrations often result in a stampede to book annual leave,” said Acas guidance editor Adrian Wakeling.
“We all know it’s going to happen, but how many of plan in advance? Have clear policies around issues such as getting to work and taking leave requests and communicate those to staff now.”