For some time, there has been warnings about the disruption that will be caused during July through to September. Maps with detailed hotspots, tube updates and alternative routes have all been publicised ahead of the Olympic events but is your business ready?
Will you be offering flexitime for your staff, with early starts and early finishes? Or perhaps you’ll be staying open even longer to cope with the increased business that the increased tourism will bring. Either way, it’s going to be a change of pace.
The new website GetAheadOfTheGames.com provides details of the 88 train stations that will be affected across the UK. Also included are full details of the travel hotspots and possible alternative routes.
In a report on ThisIsLondon.co.uk, the transport commissioner, Peter Hendy said: “London is going to operate very differently this summer with the capital transforming into a giant Games-time cultural and sporting venue.”
The development of technology and Social Media has never been more important here. Now everyone can let others know problems with their commutes, any new issues and breaking news. Information has never spread faster.
The Gail Kenny Group will be implementing a flexible working hours plan, with some staff working remotely. We encourage our clients and candidates in the Travel industries to ensure that they are ready for the high level of disruption. Setting up remote connections to work servers, accessing shared information and running through your contingency plans are factors that we will all be considering.
If you are making plans for meetings, appointments or job interviews, make sure you adjust your plans for a long wait for transport, or make alternative plans. Here at Gail Kenny Recruitment, we understand that sometimes meeting in-person isn’t always convenient. We regularly conduct Skype interviews with clients and candidates from around the World. We deal with the best talent and appreciate that you’re not always on our doorstep, working abroad or on the go.
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