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Nicole Horne

Nicole is a Digital Marketing Executive at Rentokil Initial Hygiene in Johannesburg. A self-proclaimed germaphobe, her love for hygienic environments and curiosity of all things “beneath the surface” fuels her enthusiasm for writing about the impact of germs in the workplace. She is passionate about creating awareness and sharing her knowledge on the impact of good hygiene practices. Follow Nicole on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on the the good, the bad and the germy.
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January 2018

Fact or fiction: 5 second rule [series]

Written by Nicole Horne

We’ve all come across a situation whereby our favourite treat takes a giant leap toward the floor we watch in what feels like slow motion. Do you (a) pick up your morsel and dust it off before...

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January 2018

The modern office: coffee shop hygiene

Written by Nicole Horne

Many companies these days are embracing remote working and flexible working spaces. In a National Office Statistics study, it was found that 14% of employees work exclusively from home as a “base”...

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December 2017

Insider tips on staying healthy while travelling

Written by Nicole Horne

It is festive season, and that means most of us are making plans to visit relatives or even making our last business rounds. If you are travelling, hygiene - and personal hygiene in particular -...

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December 2017

10 disgusting kitchen habits

Written by Nicole Horne

Many of us might have less than savoury kitchen habits we might not even be aware of, which can lead to the spread of harmful pathogens and cross contamination in the office. Now, before we all go...

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December 2017

Got a bug? Etiquette guide - what to do and what NOT to do

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever wished that the colleague next to you would just stop sniffling? Or hoped that your coworker with his spluttering cough would rather stay at home? I’m sure most of us have had the...

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November 2017

Cleanest countries (and what they do right) [QUIZ]

Written by Nicole Horne

Most of us nod in unison when we say that cleanliness is commonly associated with hygiene. If you are planning an international trip, is cleanliness one of your checkboxes when deciding on a...

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November 2017

7 tips for sharing a communal kitchen

Written by Nicole Horne

Aside from the open plan office space, the office kitchen is the most frequented space in a company. It’s an area that receives a lot of visitors; from the first morning cuppa, to tea breaks,...

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November 2017

How often do you need to clean the office fridge?

Written by Nicole Horne

You might just glance at that chicken pie that looks like it’s mutated into something from an alien planet when you grab your lunch, but have you really ever thought about the risks of leaving...

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October 2017

5 quick ways to make your office look better

Written by Nicole Horne

The workplace is a space which we inhabit every day, and because we spend so much of our time at the office it is essential that it be a clean, welcoming and healthy environment. Below are 5 easy...

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October 2017

AWKWARD Q | Should handshakes be banned?

Written by Nicole Horne

In the business world, handshakes occur on a daily basis as we go about greeting our co-workers, guests, clients and suppliers. It’s a behaviour that automatically takes place when we meet new...

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