After many months of anticipation, the London 2012 Olympic Games start tonight! We hope that you have found the Olympics briefings we have sent you useful and that you are now fully prepared, from an HR perspective, for you and your workforce to enjoy the Games.

Now the Olympics are starting, the key action points are to:

  • Remind employees of your:
    • Absence policy
    • Travel disruption policy
    • Computer misuse policy
    • Volunteering policy
    • Flexible working policy
  • Send an email to all staff making clear your expectations regarding appropriate levels of performance, behaviour and attendance during the Games.
  • Make employees aware whether / to what extent they are permitted to watch Olympics events during working hours.
  • Ensure certain live sports websites are blocked from employees' computers, if necessary.
  • Ensure contingency plans are in place so that key functions can keep working and advise employees of key contact numbers.

If you would like to look at our previous Olympics briefings, please click on the following links (On your marks, getset, go).