All Australian employers will give you the exact same advice every single time and it is to take care of your single best asset which are your employees. There is no getting away from the fact that if you don’t have these people working for you then your business cannot be a success and so you need to do whatever you can to make sure that they are happy and that they are healthy at all times. Australian businesses literally lose millions of dollars every single year due to staff absenteeism because of illness. If you have a production line then the loss of even a single member of staff leads to inefficiency and a reduction in production.
As Australia moves into the cooler seasons, it has become even more important to make sure that you pay for and supply corporate flu vaccinations for your employees. You don’t seem to have any problem investing in anything else that gives you an excellent return on your investment so it makes absolutely no sense to not provide your staff with essential defence against a virus that is definitely coming their way. If you are somewhat discouraged at having to pay to get flu vaccinations for your staff then maybe the following benefits of doing such a thing can help you to make a smarter business decision.
- Cheaper health care costs – Your insurance company bases your premiums on many different things but one of them is the amount of times that you make a claim for an employee who makes a claim due to illness. If there are fewer claims over a business year then it makes sense then that your health care premiums will reduce as a direct result and so by spending money now on flu vaccinations, you save yourself a lot of money further down the line.
- To help increase company morale – It is important that your staff members see themselves as an important and crucial part of your business and so by providing them with vaccinations, you as the employer are letting them know that you really do care about their health and you are doing what you can to protect them. This creates a great sense of loyalty within your workforce and they will reward you with higher productivity and fewer days off work.
- Production will increase – If there are fewer employees off work due to the flu virus then this can only be a good situation for your production levels. The people that would normally be down for 3 to 5 days due to sickness will now be available to you because you took the time to pay for vaccinations and that is a very smart business move indeed.
It is important that you are very proactive at particularly vulnerable times of the year when the flu virus really does take off. Keep ahead of it so that your staff can remain healthy and also protect your bottom line.