Ryan Gatto is a district president and workplace expert with Robert Half, overseeing offices in New Jersey.
We asked him about office germs and working sick, with cold and flu season around the corner.
“According to a recent survey from Robert Half, 90% of employees admitted coming to work at least sometimes with cold or flu symptoms. Of those who go into the office, 54% said the primary reason was because they simply had too much work to do. With cold and flu season approaching, employees need to understand that they likely can’t perform their best when under the weather. And for managers, consider setting the tone. If you know someone is feeling sick, allow them to work from home or rally the rest of your team to ensure no work is missed while anyone is out. The bottom line: Going to work sick can spread germs, and work will ultimately suffer.”