When employees become ill and need to stay home from work, there are obviously major costs incurred by employers. Recent figures show that the loss of productivity due to sick days is approximately 54%. Furthermore, productivity linked to absenteeism costs United States’ employers $225.8 billion a year. This constitutes roughly $1,685 for every employee.
Many employees may not be aware that they’re sick. As a result, they are spreading germs throughout the work environment. Depending on a workplace’s sick leave policy, or due to an individual employee’s work ethic, they may still go to work when they’re sick.
Flu is a common workplace ailment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 5%-to-20% of Americans contract the flu on an annual basis. The flu virus can