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February 2020

[UPDATE] How to motivate to get your office bathrooms deep cleaned

Written by Lemay Rogers

Right now, the Coronavirus is a hot topic of discussion - and rightly so, with the current death toll having just surpassed 1100 and an estimated 45,000 more people infected.  Although treatment...

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2019

While the staff are away the germs will play

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The festive season is fast approaching and I know that many people, myself included, are already thinking about our plans to kick back and relax away from work. But have you stopped to wonder...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2019

10 tips for sharing a communal kitchen [update]

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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Workplace Hygiene
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

Presenteeism and Productivity

Written by Peta Florus

At this time of the year when there are a number of people fighting off colds and flu, there is always a discussion about absenteeism and presenteeism - and which one is worse.

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

Designed to be kind: 5 reasons we love bio-enzyme soaps

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Over the last few years, Initial South Africa has been on a journey to replace as many of the chemicals used in the business as possible with more environmentally friendly products. 

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2019

[UPDATE] 5 ways to keep your laptop clean

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Tips and tricks for keeping your laptop and desktop keyboard clean

If you work in an office, the chances are extremely high that you have a laptop or a desktop computer, possibly even both. Even...

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2019

Unisex bathrooms and what that means for hygiene

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Unisex or gender neutral bathrooms are becoming more common within our society. With them come some unique challenges of which business owners should be aware.

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Workplace Hygiene, Feminine Hygiene

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