Flu Outbreak Affects On Businesses

Employment consulting firm challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates this year’s flu outbreak will cause millions of Americans to miss several days of work, leading to more than $9 billion in lost productivity nationwide.

Experts are suggesting steps companies can take to help their employees stay healthy – among them free flu shots for workers, limiting meetings by holding conference calls instead, allowing more telecommuting and providing hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes.

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