The nights are getting longer and the wild weather last week was a reminder that winter is on its way. Along with it comes all the usual sniffles and coughs. How do you avoid excessive sick leave in your business and do you have a culture that encourages wellness in your team? Encourage people to stay home rather than coming in and spreading bugs. You may be able to offer people the option to work from home rather than taking a sick day if this would work for your business. It may seem contradictory but having one person take a couple of days off to get better is much more affordable than having 5 people off sick if they come in and share their germs.