How HR can prepare for inclement weather

Storm Emma, coupled with the ‘Beast from the East’, recently caused unseasonably snowy, cold and generally untraversable conditions across much of the UK. Red weather warnings meant many people were confined to their homes, and the Army was drafted in to help rescue travellers stranded in their cars and ensure the emergency services could reach their places of work.

For many workplaces, though, the extreme weather also inevitably meant many employees weren’t able to get into the office. For a country that usually enjoys clement weather conditions, HR managers may not have much experience in dealing with staff calling in for a ‘snow day’. But with the winters likely to worsen over the coming years, it would certainly be wise for businesses to have bad weather policies and procedures in place. 

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