Updated October 4 at 10:04pm

Flu season

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Flu season


Recently, have sniffles, sneezes and other flu-related symptoms been prevalent in your office?

• Yes – 76%

• No – 24%

How much of your staff has had to take time off of work due to illness?

• Just a handful – 84%

• More than half – 4%

• None so far – 12%

Were employees encouraged to get flu shots this year?

• Yes – 72%

• No – 28%

How has flu season impacted productivity?

• It hasn’t made a difference – 60%

• It’s slowed things down a little – 40%


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