This year has been a particularly difficult flu season for many. The number of reported cases in the Toronto area is greater than it has been in the past few years. With that in mind, it is important to ensure that your company has a good sick leave strategy.
Many studies have shown that when a company does not offer a good policy for taking time off when an employee is sick, employees are more likely to come into the office when they are not feeling well for fear of losing out on pay. Sick employees spreading germs in the office ultimately leads to more employees being infected leading to a loss of productivity and costing the company more in the end.