A responsible company and their management team will have the best interest of its employees at heart because healthy, happy employees are the backbone of every successful business.
There has been lots of controversy over flu vaccinations and most of this is myth and misinformation from people who do not bother to find out the facts. It has constantly been shown that having a workforce that is vaccinated reduces the downtime of any business and therefore increases profitability.
By encouraging a healthy and more productive workplace you are investing in your employees and at the same time your business
You and your employees will benefit from a reduction in lost work days so increased income
Your other employees will not have to work harder to compensate for absent workmates because of the flu or other illnesses so your staff will be happier
Offering vaccinations during work time shows that you are committed to the wellbeing of your employees
You will have an improved business reputation, because your business is stable
If your employees travel to other states or countries is estimated that 50% of them will experience some health issues. Being vaccinated can dramatically decrease their chances of becoming ill while traveling. Routine vaccinations should be carried out every year to ensure they are properly covered
Many diseases that have been eliminated, are still present in many other countries and international travelers are at greater risk because they have no natural immunity in foreign lands
Offering educational programs to employees so they are aware of the benefits to themselves and their families is a good business strategy. Once you have them interested offer their immediate family vaccinations
Flu vaccinations can help stop the spread of the flu, which is easily transmitted in a family settings
Encourage healthy eating habits and a healthy lifestyle with all your employees
Arrange events to help encourage their healthy lifestyle, such as:
Have walking staff and company meeting where the whole meeting walks together in outside
Install employee showers and a mini gym at work or make a place where employees can keep their bike if they ride to work
Create a lunch time exercise group
Organise fun runs and competitions with other businesses
Have a healthy staff Cafeteria
Provide healthy cafeteria meals
Only have healthy snacks available in vending machines
Provide a staff kitchen where your employees can cook their own healthy meals
Encourage proper hygiene and ensure there is always proper garbage bins available as well as having the rest rooms regularly cleaned and maintained.
Encourage mental health by giving proper breaks and trying to reduce employee stress levels.
Every business, no matter what size they are, can benefit if their employees regularly get their flu vaccinations. It is also a good opportunity to introduce a healthy regime throughout the workplace and also have your staff vaccinated for any other recommended health issues.