Zika is more than just a disease, it is also potentially a huge HR issue

According to an article in the New York Times upwards of 200,000 Americans were expected to visit Rio for the Olympic Games. In addition to seeing great sporting events and watching the U.S. team win 121 medals (American women won enough medals to have finished third as a country) the visitors were also exposed to …

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When MERS attacks! Are you ready?

As employers we are torn between losing the productivity from an employee who is sick and having them come to work and infect other employees, thus causing more problems. This is an everyday issue that becomes worse in the flu season. It becomes even more of a concern when a potential pandemic is identified. MERS …

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Flu + Crowded Office + Antibiotic Overuse = Disaster for Your Company?

  As winter approaches the warnings about the flu start to abound. Well here is one more. Two articles I read have prompted this post. The first was about what to do in the office to prevent, or at least diminish the effect of the flu, and the second was about the worry that health …

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How the Recession Will Make the Swine Flu Worse

The U. S. Government has declared a public healthy emergency with the outbreak of swine flu. The CDC has some guidelines and more information about the swine flu. You can find that here. Naturally one of the ways to prevent the spread is for sick people to stay home. However, in a recession employees are …

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