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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

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
July 2019

First impressions matter!

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Just like you cannot reverse time, you cannot remake a first impression. Its effects are long-lasting and may take some time (if not a lifetime) to change that perception. This is why there is a...

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Workplace Hygiene
June 2019

The power of smell

Written by Peta Florus

Our sense of smell is so powerful that it can trigger memories and deep-seated emotions that we associate with our childhood, or with milestones and events in our lives both good and bad.  

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Workplace 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
May 2019

What is deep cleaning and why is it important?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

In shared bathrooms, there is often a build up of limescale, organic matter and faecal deposits in the toilets and urinals, despite excellent daily cleaning. This build-up becomes a source for...

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Workplace Hygiene
May 2019

Can bacteria on your hands make you healthier?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We believe it can… which is why Initial is excited to announce the launch of our Signature range of bio-soaps.

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Workplace Hygiene

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