Cold and flu season has arrived. Cold and flu spread more easily in the cold winter months because they thrive in colder, less humid environments. Thus, between October and February of each year, virtually thousands of employees get sick with the cold and/or flu, and that translates into lost work time, reduced productivity and disruption of workplace operations. As we all know, the flu can wreak havoc in the workplace as it spreads very quickly. What can employers do to minimize the impact of colds and influenzas (flus) on the workplace?
An ounce of education and a pinch of good policy can go a long way in keeping your employees healthy in the upcoming flu season. Here’s what you need to know to effectively reach employees and have maximum compliance to your flu prevention efforts in the workplace this year. Don’t forget to add in a sprinkle of humour!