Insurers have offered staff a late kick off this morning following yesterday’s Euros final at Wembley Stadium.
Ahead of the Euro 2020 final match between England and Italy, Health & Protection contacted health and protection insurers to find out what their policy was with regards to enabling staff to catch the game and start work a little later this morning.
An AIG Life spokesperson told Health & Protection that CEO Phil Willcock was a “huge” England fan and that every member of staff including those who are not English, Italian or interested in this weekend’s final are being given the chance to start work at 11am.
“So those who are watching the game don’t have to worry about setting Monday’s alarm as early, the spokesperson added.
“And those who are not can treat it as a slow start to Monday, enjoying a slightly longer weekend.”
A spokesperson for Zurich said some of their staff may want an additional hour or more in bed and that was fine.
“We’re fortunate to have been a flexible working employer for at least a decade. This enables people to flex their work around home commitments or even the odd major sporting tournament.
“We just ask that people clear it with their managers first to make sure we can still service our customers effectively.”
Holloway Friendly also operates an agile working policy, according to a spokesperson for the mutual.
“If colleagues want to start work later on the Monday and this is ok with their work and business commitments then they are fee to do so, we let our colleagues work in a way which suits them and the society,” the mutual said.
“We are certainly expecting there to be some sore heads on Monday morning.”
But it’s “business as usual” for Canada Life employees. Though, a spokesperson for the insurer did point out: “Our colleagues can of course book the day off with their line managers approval if they fear they may be managing a hangover on Monday.”