Swine flu solutions offered by Grapevine HR

Companies should stick to government guidelines on swine flu, rather than create their own policies, says Grapevine HR managing director Grania Sweeting.

Swine flu HR tips for employers
Swine flu HR tips for employers

Sweeting told C&IT Agency Forum delegates today that it was best to adhere to government guidance on swine flu and to be aware that those guidelines would change daily.

"Please don't make up your own guidelines," said Sweeting.

Swine flu is anticipated to infect 100,000 people a day by October, which is projected to wipe £50bn off the UK economy.

Sweeting advised companies to take the following measures to minimise the impact of swine flu on their business:

  • Consider extending office cleaning hours to contain the spread of the infection
  • Use posters offering personal hygiene advice at events and in the office
  • Create clear communication channels to ensure staff are kept up to date with guidance
  • Make work attendance expectations clear to staff
  • Put a contingency plan in place as up to three-quarters of the UK workforce are anticipated to become infected with swine flu
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are up to date and clear


"Keep things in proportion - swine flu isn't a major disease at the moment but companies need to take a calm and measured approach and consider the steps that must be taken for staff and clients," said Sweeting.

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