Swine Flu and Your Business

If swine flu becomes widespread, what does it mean for your business?

Experts say a pandemic can result in a 40% absenteeism rate. Even if this flu does not become a pandemic, absenteeism could still be higher than normal.

It may be a good idea to make contingency plans in the event that staff members become ill. For example, you might want to advise anyone who is ill to stay home so as not to infect others in the workplace. Maybe you also want to rethink some business travel plans to avoid areas with a high incidence of flu cases.

You can follow swine flu news at PandemicFlu.gov  and find links to employer guidance on workplace planning.

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