There are certain times of year when everyone is a little more on edge. A small cough or sneeze could send people running. When flu season hits, everyone gets a little more concerned. While families are struggling to deal with the effects of the virus, employers are also scrambling to find solutions for the loss of workers. What is it about the flu that causes such devastation?
Loss of Critical Personnel
Most businesses work as teams, with each person depending on others to get their jobs done. But, what happens when someone important misses work because he or she is sick? Losing a manager can cause entire departments to be left unsupervised. Losing a human resources employee could cause problems with paychecks and benefit questions. Immediately, certain things come to a halt or begin to move slowly because of the loss.
Having one person out with the flu …