Remedies for the Prospect of Flu Affecting Your Workplace


NEW YORK—As everyone knows, flu season is here. According to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report, U.S. adults missed an incredible 230 million work days during last year's flu season.

Some additional findings of the report include:
  • In 2012 – 2013, the flu cost U.S. employers $30.4 billion.
  • Employees missed, on average, three days of work because of the flu.
  • Three out of four respondents indicated they were personally impacted by the flu last year.
So how do you prevent your company from being adversely affected by the flu this year? One easy and very inexpensive option is to offer your employees flu shots at work free of charge. Unless an Americans with Disabilities Act-defined disability or sincerely held religious belief precludes one from receiving the vaccine, it is a very effective way to express your interest in their health and ensure you have a healthier and productive work place during the flu season.

Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Managing Partner
Aligned Growth Partners, LLC