Watching the World Cup Online?

June 8, 2010

While some employers are concerned that the World Cup will be expensive for them in terms of lost working hours, others see the tournament as a chance to boost staff morale.

In fact the Chartered Management Institute is encouraging employers to allow staff to watch the games at work.

There are some issues employers need to be aware of if they are planning to bring the World Cup into the office and has issued a timely reminder.

John Hunt, co-founder of said:

“For starters, people who are intending to watch the games live online should remember that you still need a TV license to do this.

“This applies to businesses also, but if you are watching the games after they are aired no license is required.

There is also the issue of the cost of internet usage, both at home and in the office and suggests that anyone intending to watch several games online may need to increase their usage limit to avoid a huge bill.

However, with just one England game scheduled during UK office hours, World Cup Fever may not cause too much trouble for employers, although it’s likely that the internet will be pretty congested while this game is being played.


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