HR Tip of the Week: Flu season is among us. Do your policies combat the spread of illness in the workplace?
According to the Harvard Business Review, “presenteeism” – the problem of employees being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning – can cut individual productivity by one-third or more. In fact, presenteeism can be much costlier to employers than absenteeism. It’s estimated that absent workers cost employers around $150 billion annually, but those who come to work and are not fully productive, can cost employers roughly 10 times that amount.
Here are some practical tips to reduce the spread of illness at work:
Source: Fisher Phillips