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February 2022

The role of hygiene in becoming an 'Employer of Choice'

Written by Lemay Rogers
Workplace Hygiene

Many companies aspire to be an 'Employer of Choice'. Gaining this title isn't just good for PR, it also allows you to attract and maintain the best talent. 

Since the onset of Coronavirus we have seen the effects of the great resignation and the need to keep our talent.  To do so, we've had to change our definition of what a good work environment looks like.

The pandemic has given us a newfound appreciation for life and employees are more driven than ever to restore proper work-life balance. They are asking their employers for more flexibility around working hours and working from home but they are also paying closer attention to the working environment that employers are providing and how safe they feel within this space. This topic has become so important that Initial commissioned a global study to gain insights into the topic. You can learn more about these insights by downloading our Global Hygiene Report.

Hygiene and wellness have taken centre stage when it comes to employees' perceptions.  Employees will notice the little things;

These 'little things' can make a big difference. Positive observations on the above-mentioned reinforce that you care about your employees and that you are looking after their health and safety. 

To go one step further in creating the optimal working environment, you may also consider office plants to help improve wellbeing. Learn more by visiting this Ambius page on the benefits of plants.

Hygiene is an investment and can even be pulled back into your profit and loss statements if you consider the cost of absenteeism and how good hygiene practices minimises it. 

Book your obligation free hygiene survey today and find out how you can use hygiene to help position your company as employer of choice. Don't forget to get your copy of Rentokil-Initial's Global Hygiene Reset Report too.

Download Global Hygiene Reset Report

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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