Many business owners put their employees first and care about their well being. This holds true for the local community, who has taken action during the upcoming flu season. According to the Stevens Point Journal, Central Wisconsin employers are fighting back against the annual wintertime flood of sick days and lost productivity.
They are doing so by promoting at-work influenza vaccination clinics and providing easily accessible information about tactics to stay healthy. At Aspirus, which employs about 4,000 people, company leaders strive to have at least 80% of staff members vaccinated for the flu each year, said Shirley Rosien, director of employee and occupational health.
Rosien said the flu can take its toll if workers have to stay home until they’re healthy, because often other employees have to be called in and paid overtime. “I think any business, whether it’s health care or any other field, deals with absenteeism from the flu,” she said.
The flu season typically begins in October and can last as late as May, often peaking in January or February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With many businesses doing more work with fewer workers as a result of the recession, keeping employees on the job is critical. A flu patient typically misses anywhere from one day to a full workweek.
At Community Insurance, we want to make sure local businesses are aware of what the flu can do to your company. With the virus already going around, it is important to not only protect yourself, but your employees as well. This is why we offer comprehensive Wisconsin business insurance to keep your company healthy!
As a business owner, you are faced with risk factors on a regular basis. This is why having a healthy commercial insurance plan will greatly diminish your chances of suffering from major loss. With coverages from workers compensation to general liability to business owners policies, we can make sure your organization is working properly and is in a healthy state with our protection!