People come first and employees are the backbone of every organization. Employees performance is directly tied to a company’s bottom line. But when your employees are ill, they can’t perform at their highest level which can negatively impact your business’s bottom line. Lost productivity, missed work hours and spreading their illnesses to other team members are just a few of the negative effects that sick employees can have at your organization. Therefore it is very important that you take every action possible to ensure that you have a safe and healthy workplace.
Here are ways to prevent your employees from getting sick during the flu season:
Keep Things Clean
Ensure that shared spaces are routinely cleaned and disinfected. Provide employees with hand sanitizers and remind them how important it is to practice proper handwashing techniques.
Offer Flu Shot
Consider providing flu shots to your employees. According to the CDC, flu shots are one of the most effectives ways to prevent an outbreak. Having a flu shot clinic onsite will eliminate the need for employees to drive to a drug store or doctor’s office, which will increase participating significantly.
One of the best ways to company workplace illness is to educate your employees on ways they can stay healthy. Whether it’s encouraging employees to use hand sanitizer, exercise regularly, or to simply cover their mouths while they’re coughing, reminders can be very helpful in reducing the chance of catching an illness.
Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home
It is important to encourage a sick employee to stay home. If the employee stays home, you will help prevent the spread of germs to other employees.
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