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# 2013 flu preparation final

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### 2013 flu preparation final

1. 1. SHRM Survey Findings:Business Operations During the Current Flu Season February 13, 2013
3. 3. How much of a negative impact do you think the flu epidemic will have on your organization’s overall business operations this upcoming flu season? 36% No negative impact 33% 60% A moderate negative impact 64% 4% A large negative impact 3% 2012 2009 n = 464 n = 413Note: 2009 data were collected in September of that year and specifically referenced the H1N1 flu virus. Business Operations During the Current Flu Season ©SHRM 2013 3
4. 4. Is your organization doing or planning to do anything to reduce the spread of the flu in your workplace for this upcoming flu season? 72% Yes 82% 28% No 18% 2012 2009 n = 459 n = 444Note: 2009 data were collected in September of that year and specifically referenced the H1N1 flu virus. Business Operations During the Current Flu Season ©SHRM 2013 4
5. 5. In regards to communication, what is your organization doing or planning to do to reduce the spread of the flu in your workplace for this upcoming flu season? Already Planning Not doing/ doing to do no plans 2013 2009 2013 2009 2013 2009 Educating employees on flu prevention measures (e.g., distributing information about the importance of hand washing, arranging for 85% 89% 8% 11% 7% * medical/health personnel to speak to employees) Informing employees not to come to work if they 82% 74% 9% 23% 9% 3% have flu and cold-like symptoms Developing an employee communication 68% 75% 10% 23% 22% 4% strategy related to the flu Monitoring the flu situation by following the 60% 84% 14% 12% 26% 4% guidance from the CDC, WHO, etc. Closing offices/units in affected regions in the 1% 1% 0% 15% 99% 84% U.S. and/or internationallyNote: 2013 (n = 197-307); 2009 (n = 236-335 ). Respondents who answered “not applicable” were excluded from this analysis. Percentagesmay not equal 100% due to rounding. 2009 data were collected in September of that year and specifically referenced the H1N1 flu virus.An asterisk (*) indicates < 1%. Business Operations During the Current Flu Season ©SHRM 2013 5
6. 6. In regards to prevention and wellness, what is your organization doing or planning to do to reduce the spread of the flu in your workplace for this upcoming flu season? Already Planning Not doing/ doing to do no plans 2013 2009 2013 2009 2013 2009 Making hand sanitizer, other disinfectants, masks and other flu prevention tools readily available 93% 84% 4% 12% 3% 4% across the organization (e.g., in bathrooms, pantries) Frequently disinfecting common areas in the office, such as bathrooms, door handles, elevator 82% 73% 9% 16% 10% 11% buttons, cafeterias, pantries. Offering free seasonal flu vaccines to employees 77% 59% 1% 9% 22% 32% Sending employees who come to work with flu- 68% 40% 19% 50% 13% 10% and cold-like symptoms homeNote: 2013 (n = 197 – 307); 2009 (n = 135 – 337). Respondents who answered “not applicable” were excluded from this analysis.Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. 2009 data were collected in September of that year and specifically referenced theH1N1 flu virus. Business Operations During the Current Flu Season ©SHRM 2013 6
7. 7. In regards to prevention and wellness, what is your organization doing or planning to do to reduce the spread of the flu in your workplace for this upcoming flu season? (continued) Already Planning Not doing/ doing to do no plans 2013 2009 2013 2009 2013 2009Setting up telecommuting options for employeesor providing other measures to reduce mixing of 32% 26% 8% 32% 60% 42%employees at the workplace if there is a fluoutbreak in your local area/regionSecuring antiviral flu medication (e.g., Tamiflu) foremployees (e.g., working with health care 31% 25% 2% 16% 67% 59%providers to ensure adequate medication suppliesfor employees)Offering seasonal flu vaccines paid for by 25% 32% 1% 16% 74% 52%employeesNote: 2013 (n = 197 – 307); 2009 (n = 135 – 337). Respondents who answered “not applicable” were excluded from this analysis.Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding. 2009 data were collected in September of that year and specifically referenced theH1N1 flu virus. Business Operations During the Current Flu Season ©SHRM 2013 7