The most important item that needs to be in place is a way to ensure staff that are infected stay away from work, to get healthy and also to stop the spread of infection, but that they have access to their work during this time. It may be that they are well enough to work from home and they are staying away for the sake of other employees. This is the type of situation is where having protocols in place in the first place will ensure that workload doesn’t over stretch your other staffs capabilities.
Here are some examples of clever ways you can keep the productivity up and make sure your employees are happy and healthy.
RDP systems let you access your desktop computer at work from your home, using the internet as a means for your two devices to communicate. This allows you to work as normal, checking emails, working on projects and making sure that you are up to date for your return to work. Even if you staff can’t work full time at least the option will be there, especially if someone needs to access their work during their absence. All your staff will need is a device to access their desktop, a laptop or tablet and an internet connection with good bandwidth.
Not only can this reduce stress levels for staff in the office, but create a happier atmosphere for all. Plus it will lead to a greener environment in general with extra layers of security should there be a flood, for example in your business building.
Finally, whatever choices you make as to how you will manage the loss of staff due to the flu seasons arrival, you need to make sure they are easily accessed by all staff. This could be in the form of an employee’s health policy that is handed out to existing staff and part of new staffing introduction packs. This way everyone will know exactly what they are expected to do if you are unlucky enough to catch a cold or flu.