Staff sick leave costs New Zealand about six million work days each year at a cost of $1.4 billion.
There are some simple things you can do as an employer to keep your staff and your business healthy during winter
1. Encourage staff to get the ‘Flu’ vaccine so they are protected over winter. Consider covering the cost or subsiding the vaccine.
2. Make sure staff stay at home when they are sick to stop spreading illness to others. One or two days off can prevent many other staff needing time away from work.
3. Support some basic hygiene habits. Supply tissues and hand sanitiser and encourage frequent hand washing. Simple measures prevent germs spreading!
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