Pokémon Go (the augmented reality game) was launched in the UK last week. You may have noticed the vast numbers of people wandering the streets with mobile phone in hand in attempts to catch the illusive Pokémon monsters.
All employers should read this article from the US which explains how to manage the likely impact of your employees' addiction to the game, especially during work time.
At Critchleys HR we have updated our social media policies for employers to provide new guidance on dealing with the possible HR issues surrounding this new craze.
You may be asking, “What does Pokémon GO have to do with HR?” From a workplace perspective, you should be aware if your employees are seeking the thrill and fun of playing Pokémon GO and collecting Beedrills and Weedles during work time. Not only could it lead to lost productivity, but there could also be a chance of workplace injuries from trips or falls if an employee on work time isn’t watching where he or she is going.