In new research, global staffing firm Accountemps found that 90% of professionals admitted they sometimes come to the office with cold or flu symptoms. And worse yet, 33% of them ALWAYS go to work even when they’re ill with the cold or flu. Yikes! That’s not right, but it’s the real world.
Did you know the flu affects 5-20% of the population in the United States each year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that influenza has resulted up to 960,000 hospitalizations in the United States. Now is the time to take action and learn how to be an effective flu fighter and win this winter in your office.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study the peak month of the flu season is February. With brisk cooler temperatures every day the time to prepare facilities and offices for sniffles, sneezes and the flu is now. Please consider the questions below to anticipate the impact peak cold and flu season may have on your workplace.
It’s a jolly time of the year! The holidays bring cheer to offices with holiday parties, gift exchanges and more. This year, spread the love with useful gifts for your office gift exchange. If you’re still thinking about a gift to bring, these 5 themed gift package ideas may help. Choose gifts that help prepare your colleagues for a healthy and safe winter.
It is difficult for most organizations to understand the financial impact of absences caused by employee illness. Healthcare claims and their affiliated costs may be more readily financially trackable, but absences also have far-reaching effects on productivity and operating expenses that are not as easy to quantify and control. This blog examines the true financial impact of unplanned absences caused by illness—and how to reduce both absenteeism and healthcare claims.
Long gone are the Mad Men days when you could retire to a spacious, private office between meetings. The open office trend is here to stay, and for good reason: the layout can foster collaboration, a livelier interchange of ideas and a greater sense of belonging to the team. Surrounded by coworkers, even Don Draper might have spent less time moodily staring out the window.
There's a widespread perception that promoting a positive company image has to be expensive. Organizations often think office amenities or wellness initiatives need to be dramatic to have a positive impact on employees. Companies become convinced they need to build a gym or do something dramatic so their employees will have to notice. It’s much more practical to do small, inexpensive things for your employees that make their everyday lives better and healthier.
As fall rolls in, flu season approaches. Whether you work in an office, school, or stay at home, it’s essential to stay ahead of the cold and flu by being prepared.