H1N1Alert - Recruiters: who will you recruit if 40% of the US is decimated?

On Saturday, President Obama issued an H1N1 national emergency in his radio address, signaling waves of concern throughout the medical community, and population This week the CDC released an experimental drug still in its preliminary stages, which according to infectious disease specialist, Dr. Alan Cohen extremely rare. In a lecture he gave October 26th he said that Gen Y is expected to be hit the hardest. The CDC estimated that 40% of the US population will contract H1N1- So, what will that mean to HR Directors and Recruiters? Later this evening, I will add the facts and statistics that he shared during his workshop, but I am curious what you are experiencing?

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Comment by Maureen Sharib on October 29, 2009 at 6:46am
When you say "decimated" what do you mean?
Comment by Margo Rose on October 29, 2009 at 11:07am
I wasn't being literal-I meant if the workforce is suddenly hit hard with h1n1-do you think HR departments are ready? What is your organization doing to get ready? Is your company taking this seriously?
Comment by Margo Rose on October 29, 2009 at 11:08am
See entire blog post at hrmargo.wordpress.com-with facts and figures from a recent lecture I attended with Infectious Disease Specialist-Dr. Alan Cohen


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