In the event of an influenza pandemic, employers can play a key role in protecting employees' health and safety as well as in limiting the impact on the economy and society. Human resources and total rewards professionals are often tasked with being involved in or spearheading flu/pandemic planning and response. Effects of influenza pandemics include employee absences, changes in patterns of commerce and interrupted supply and delivery schedules. Proper advance-planning will allow employers to better protect their employees and lessen the impact of a pandemic on their organization and more broadly on their communities.
WorldatWork has compiled a set of resources for HR and total rewards professionals for flu/pandemic planning and response, including:
- Official U.S. flu/pandemic resources
- Flu news and resources for businesses
We invite you look over the resources offered on this page to assist you in preparing for an influenza pandemic or similar type of pandemic.