Strangely enough, more employees have called in sick in the past week but employers are well aware of the reason.
HR and recruitment service specialist Randstad says, because of the FIFA World Cup, many employees are calling in "sick" to work when they’re really just watching the football at home.
The majority of matches kick off at 7:45am and the HR firm warns employers not to be shocked when employees call with their excuses.
Randstad director Paul Robinson says managers are likely to be prepared for the World Cup's impact on productivity and staffing levels.
He says that if firms are having problems, it would be a good idea to openly discuss the issue.
“We recommend soccer fanatics request leave for the day of your favourite games, so you can truly enjoy them guilt-free. You’ll be doing the right thing by your team, your boss and your employer, which will be greatly appreciated.
“Turing up last minute will leave you scrutinised and can damage your performance, productivity, achievements and reputation.”
He says many business are embracing the spirit of the World Cup to boost morale so there are plenty of opportunities to bring your passion for soccer to the work place.
Jason Walls is an AUT journalism and economics student
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