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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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September 2017

5 reasons your office bathroom smells

Written by Nicole Horne

Since smell is our most powerful sense, most (if not all) of us can vigorously nod along and agree that a bad smelling bathroom is one of the most off-putting office experiences to face.

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August 2017

Encouraging Hygiene Compliance in the Workplace

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you've spent any time on the Initial blog (and we sincerely hope you have) you’ll know by now that hygiene - and especially hand hygiene - is something of a recurring theme for us.  Good...

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August 2017

7 most common office germs (and how you catch them)

Written by Nicole Horne

If one colleague comes down with the flu, chances are that before you know it, the virus has spread throughout the workplace (faster than that rumour about last week’s office party) and most of...

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August 2017

5 ways to keep your laptop clean

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Tips and tricks for keeping your laptop and desktop keyboard clean

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August 2017

How bad bathroom smells are affecting employee morale

Written by Nicole Horne

Bad bathroom smells are the worst and, if they're not dealt with properly, could be affecting employee morale in your office. Here's some tips to combat these foul odors.

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August 2017

7 workplace mistakes you're making that are making you sick

Written by Lemay Rogers

Working at Rentokil Initial, I’m very aware of germs and cross contamination at the best of times, but during the winter months this turns to paranoia.  I’m not just worried about getting sick...

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July 2017

Quick guide: 25 Easy tips to ensure you are cleaning your office properly

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever noticed that as soon as one colleague in the office has flu, it seems to spread really quickly? You become aware of Betty from accounts suffering from a sneeze attack, you receive a...

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July 2017

Your office is losing 100’s of days a year to absenteeism: what can you do about it?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

According to Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA), absenteeism costs the South African economy around R12 - R16 billion per year. This equates to around 15% of employees being absent on any given...

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