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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial's Sub-Saharan Africa region. When not contributing to the Initial blog, 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 Twitter and LinkedIn for practical advice on good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.
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September 2019

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

Written by Lemay Rogers

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...

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

[QUIZ] What is your clean scent?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a recent blog entitled the power of smell we explored how smells in public spaces and bathrooms affect people’s impressions.  I was surprised to learn that in the research conducted, people...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2019

Revolting Rhyme 1 | Aunty Flow

Written by Lemay Rogers

She goes by many names around the world,

and shares a different experience with every lady and girl,

but many of us know her as ‘Aunty Flow’,

and oh boy, sometimes she can ruin your panties and...

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Germy Rhymes
June 2019

How do you stay hygienic after a flood

Written by Lemay Rogers

It’s been 3 months since we heard about the devastating floods in Beira, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal.  I remember the overwhelming feeling of relief when my family, colleagues and friends...

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Health and Safety, Ask the Expert
June 2019

The change in car buying from offline to online - Combat or embrace?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In this ever-evolving digital world, consumers are heavily empowered by online research.  Information is available at the tips of our fingers, and our propensity to browse online is only set to...

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Technology and Trends
May 2019

Why menstrual hygiene isn't just a women's issue

Written by Lemay Rogers

Tomorrow (28th of  May) is Menstrual Hygiene Day!

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
May 2019

3 awkward office conversations and how to manage them

Written by Lemay Rogers

The office environment can sometimes feel like a field filled with landmines - deadlines, intimidating bosses and water cooler gossip all have to be navigated so carefully. I was recently reminded...

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

Pests! Know them and get rid of them

Written by Lemay Rogers

Judging by the title, you may think that this blog was accidentally placed on the wrong Rentokil Initial account but I can assure you it was meant to be here.  

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2019

[Checklist] A retailer’s guide to preparing for the holidays

Written by Lemay Rogers

Most retailers welcome the holidays with open arms but will admit to nagging anxiety in the pit of their stomachs: a retail experience during the holidays can make or break your business. For the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
March 2019

3 tips to stress free hygiene during load shedding

Written by Lemay Rogers

Hello darkness my old friend, it’s come to load shedding again…

To any South African, there are no words more painful as these. Load shedding has once again become a reality and I fear many...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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