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In new research, global staffing firm Accountemps found that 90% of professionals admitted they sometimes come to the office with cold or flu symptoms. And worse yet, 33% of them ALWAYS go to work even when they’re ill with the cold or flu. Yikes! That’s not right, but it’s the real world.
The average snowflake floats down at 3.1 mph. That’s pretty slow. While snow is beautiful when it falls once it settles it can become hazardous. On average over 136,000 injuries, occur in the United States from icy roads. Here are a few tips to help staff and visitors avoid slips and falls this winter.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study the peak month of the flu season is February. With brisk cooler temperatures every day the time to prepare facilities and offices for sniffles, sneezes and the flu is now. Please consider the questions below to anticipate the impact peak cold and flu season may have on your workplace.
How many times have you touched only one single paper towel on the roll? It’s not impossible. But a perforated paper towel roll in breakrooms or restrooms can lead to spreading germs. Also, a study found only 12 percent of people wash their hands before eating. So your lunch may not be safe after touching common surfaces in the breakroom. Encourage everyone to wash their hands often and have a proper hand drying system available. This blog explores three things you should know when evaluating the hygienic experience in your office.
It is difficult for most organizations to understand the financial impact of absences caused by employee illness. Healthcare claims and their affiliated costs may be more readily financially trackable, but absences also have far-reaching effects on productivity and operating expenses that are not as easy to quantify and control. This blog examines the true financial impact of unplanned absences caused by illness—and how to reduce both absenteeism and healthcare claims.
Long gone are the Mad Men days when you could retire to a spacious, private office between meetings. The open office trend is here to stay, and for good reason: the layout can foster collaboration, a livelier interchange of ideas and a greater sense of belonging to the team. Surrounded by coworkers, even Don Draper might have spent less time moodily staring out the window.
There's a widespread perception that promoting a positive company image has to be expensive. Organizations often think office amenities or wellness initiatives need to be dramatic to have a positive impact on employees. Companies become convinced they need to build a gym or do something dramatic so their employees will have to notice. It’s much more practical to do small, inexpensive things for your employees that make their everyday lives better and healthier.
What do you think is the germiest place in your office? Most people may think it's the bathroom, but a Kimberly Clark Study: The Healthy Workplace Project, shows the breakroom is the germiest. With spring comes more pollen, that increase allergies and the spread of germs. Companies may have cleaning services visit on a regular basis and others rely on staff to keep spaces tidy. In either case, here are some tips to help spring-clean your breakroom and keep germs at bay.