On the sixth day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Poor weather conditions

Every year we see huge disruptions following the snowfall, leaving organisations with limited  resources as people struggled to get into work and, indeed, to get home.

It is a good idea to plan for the eventuality of bad weather before it arrives.  Review your adverse weather policy to make sure that it is fit for purpose. It should include information about what employees need to do during times of bad weather and how you will account for it.  Identify who is responsible for closing the office in the event of poor weather conditions.

Consider whether you could be more flexible and if home working is an option. Have a contingency plan in place to cover the absence of key members of staff.

By planning now and having a clear approach, you’ll face less disruption if the snow arrives to give us a white Christmas.

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