When a country is facing an employment crisis which the current government is trying best to eradicate, some health experts have correlated higher employment with flu. Rise of jobs by one percent has increased flu-related doctor visits by more than 16%. A recent study done by Ball State University has made some shocking revelations about the current rise of employment. It states that employers should consider the fact about the increase in employment since it can affect the productivity. Experts said these effects of rising flu-related cases are caused more in health and retail industries.
These are those businesses where employees have to make interpersonal contact with customers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already said the following states are seeing the outrage of flu and related cases- Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina. Even though this number is not exclusively, there are many areas where the current year’s flu season is making things worse for employees and employers. Health experts said that labor market activities like public transportation, carpools, working in offices, and other things that require employees to make contact with others spread flu very quickly.
Employers are warned to consider the fact of how many employees are taking sick leave since it affects their and co-worker’s productivity. Employers should consider giving unhealthy day levels to employees if they’re sick since their infection can affect other non-infected employees. Now information like this can be used by businesses in many ways to prevent significant drawbacks happening because of flu season. People usually don’t give that much importance to things like taking care of themselves, especially when they’re suffering from a cold or flu. If these reports came true, then it indicates that future problems like this could be severe.