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September 2019

Absenteeism, presenteeism, and the economic impact of poor hygiene [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Lemay Rogers
Workplace Hygiene

I was shocked to learn that presenteeism costs the South African economy an estimated R89 billion annually. According to a Fin 24 article, the Momentum Effective Employee Index states that the top five presenteeism factors are personal reasons, financial, physical health, workplace, and psychological reasons.

As an employer you can’t influence factors like “personal reasons” but you can review your workplace for factors that contribute to illness, providing you with the opportunity to address a portion of the 19% attributed to physical health.

Take a look at the infographic below: 

Economic impact of poor office hygiene - Infographic

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Lemay Rogers

Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial's Sub-Saharan Africa region. When not contributing to the Rentokil Initial blogs, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial Sub-Saharan Africa. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a pre-schooler, she is all too aware of how easily germs can travel with us, from one location to another and then back to our homes. Follow Lémay on LinkedIn for practical pest control advice and good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.

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