November 01, 2018

As featured in The Atlantic, Katherine Harmon, Sr. Director Category Intelligence shares advice for both employers and employees looking to mitigate cold-weather risks.

"But according to Harmon, the biggest differences can be made by employers. 'Making sure that people stay out an appropriate amount of time when they’re feeling ill is probably the single most important thing a company can do,' she says. And the best way to do that is for employers to let sick people take the time off they need and to let people work from home, in jobs where that’s feasible. (Lucky for me, I’m in one of those jobs.)  'If somebody says they’re sick and they know they can work from home, there’s less of a risk of ‘presenteeism,’ which is when people who are sick come to work anyway because they’re obligated to be there,' says Harmon.