A survey completed by Initial Hygiene suggests poor workplace hygiene in Australian offices is costing businesses up to $800 million in lost wages each year. They found that the hygiene habits of Australian workers are poor - because who wants to clean when you've got work to do - which leads to a massive one in six workers falling ill and taking time off work for easily preventable sicknesses.
In addition to the almost 5 days of work each worker was taking off sick each year, 40% of office staff were concerned about the cleanliness of their work environment and were worried about falling sick, and a massive 50% said office hygiene concerns directly affected their productivity. 75% also said that poor office hygiene indicates that "their employer doesnt care about them", and an embarrasing 55% said that their office washroom cleaning and hygiene was not up to standard. This is a massive concern for Australian productivity and an easily preventable solution to keep your workers happier, healthier and more productive.
If you're one of those bosses that's thinking "it's ok, I have taught my staff to clean up after themselves and we have a cleaning roster", think again:
67% of those employed to aid with the cleaning at work said they lost productivity.
If you're also a business that gets some of your staff and business through employee referrals, be warned that 72% of employees are reluctant to recommend a business with poor office hygiene, while 7 out of 10 employees said that poor office hygiene genuinely affected their overall job satisfaction.
So why not increase your staff productivity, get more referrals, decrease sick days, increase overall satisfaction and get a free quote from Mrs Mop. We work closely with business owners to draw up a personalised office cleaning schedule and a transparent and affordable cleaning solution to suit you, your employees and your customers.