Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Suggestion to Fight World Cup Absenteeism by Canceling Work

Absenteeism from work during the World Cup could cost South African employers 750 million Rand (~100 million USD). One possible solution: don't make them go to work.

This was one way of combating the expected spike in absenteeism over the tournament, said Toska Kouskos, head of health management solutions at Alexander Forbes.

A report last year predicted that World Cup absenteeism would cost South African employers R750-million.

However, Kouskous said there were things that could be done to combat workers skiving off.

'Give workers time to watch Cup matches'
South African Press Association
March 2, 2010