Coughs, sneezes, and sniffles are common sounds in the workplace throughout the year. But when a sick employee comes to work, it can put the entire workforce at risk. Research from the University of Arizona found that the flu can spread faster than any other virus, contaminating people in a matter of hours.
Contrary to popular belief, the flu virus doesn’t spread between co-workers due to just coughing and sneezing; it also proliferates when the sick person touches commonly used objects and surfaces.
Just recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the worst outbreak of the flu all over the United States. This highlights how serious the issue is.
Flu season usually comes with a lot of sniffling and coughing around the office. Cough syrups and tissues lying across desks really put on a show.
As an employer or business owner, it’s difficult to encourage employees to be productive when half of your team is sick. Luckily, there are a few measures that can be put into practice to combat flu at the workplace. (more…)
If you run a workplace or a work in a high-rise building, you probably know that office windows play an essential part in uplifting the entire outlook of the building. Crystal clean and shining windows are not only aesthetically attractive, but they also allow bright sunlight to come in, so employees have a better work environment.
No matter how perfect the interior décor of your workplace, dirty windows will always detract from it. Here are 3 reasons why you should always keep your office windows clean.
Have you ever reached a point in your life where you haven’t even thought about cleaning your carpets? And do you know what happens when you don’t clean your carpets?
One word…termites. Explained further in an infographic below;
With so many employees, a workplace is the easiest place to attract germs and illnesses. Although, every company does a background medical check for serious illnesses before hiring candidates, they are still prone to contracting diseases after they are hired. According to Dr. Aaseema Mugjenkar, the prevalence of illnesses in a workplace is highly dependent on the number of employees and the size of the workplace. If the workspace is small, with relatively more number of employees, their chances of falling sick will increase.