Flu in the Cube Next Door?

Employers and Employees are Failing to Halt the Spread of the Flu in the Workplace.

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Are your employees prepared?

Here’s some helpful tips and stats from our flu survey.



of workers report catching the flu last year, nearly half of whom blame a coworker.



of workers say they do not typically get the flu shot.



Average number of respondent sick days.

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of workers who had the flu say they came back to work before they felt better.

It’s up to you to fight the flu.

Here’s some helpful information.

Is the flu in the cube next door?

Find out just how widespread the flu is in the workplace.


Expert Q&A: This year's flu.

Interview with the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Flu handwashing tips.

Get advice from a CDC expert to help combat the flu.


Top Tips to Workplace Wellness

More than half of workers think coming to work sick makes them "committed." Learn more hard facts and get tips on improving workplace wellness. Watch the video

Tips for Business Leaders

Even when workers know what’s best for them and their health, it isn’t always easy for them to make the right decisions — how can business leaders promote wellness and protect their bottom line from the hard-hitting impact of illness in the office? Here are six ways you can help fight the flu. Read the article

Health & Wellness in the Workplace

Health and wellness for your workers is important well beyond flu and cold season. A thoughtfully planned and implemented health and wellness program can help maximize productivity, boost morale and ensure workplace wellness year-round. Download the white paper to learn more.

About the Survey

The survey was conducted by Morar Consulting among 1500 U.S. Office workers. All were working full-time and spend at least 50 percent of their time working in an office environment. 704 were business decision makers and the remaining 796 were general office workers. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation.

About Staples

Staples, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000, including global businesses, local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. The Staples one-source solution includes comprehensive products and services from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. Dedicated to providing organizations with greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies, Staples provides a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service.