Are you prepared for a reduced workforce caused by a pandemic? With the increase in global transportation and urbanization, epidemics caused by a new influenza virus are likely to occur. As such, workforce continuity strategies should be a top priority to business continuity and emergency management practitioners. During a pandemic, absenteeism rates can climb to as high as 20-50 percent due to employee illness, caring for sick family members, fear of contagion, or lack of medical, public, or transportation resources. Employees are the revenue and profit drivers of most businesses, so early workforce continuity planning is essential as every person…
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