While COVID may no longer be considered a national emergency, it – and other potentially contagious viruses – have made many top-tier employees reluctant to return to the office environment. A recent article in Cleanlink, a sanitation industry publication, highlights how expectations of workplace cleanliness have grown.
One line that really jumped out at us was “As they contemplate returning to the office, the American worker’s expectations have shifted from visibly clean to microscopically safe. We are living in a world where there is a war for talent and corporations are investing in amenitizing their office spaces and offering employees perks to lure them back into the office — a high level of cleanliness should be one of them.”
As an office cleaning service in Dedham, we’ve been very proud of our ability to stay ahead of the curve in terms of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection products and technologies. Our use of medical grade products means our clients in office buildings, corporate settings, and other business environments benefit from a superior level of protection.
Office cleaning is seldom seen as a benefit in and of itself, but for organizations who are trying to attract top talent, it’s a good idea to understand that these individuals often are themselves, or via a strong relationship such as parent, child, or partner, especially vulnerable to contagious viruses. As part of your recruiting process, discussing what real world steps your organization does to help keep everyone safe is very meaningful.
Retention of employees is also a top issue for many companies. Again, office cleanliness can play a huge role. The perception of cleanliness now surpasses pristine countertops. Employees want to know they’re not being needlessly exposed to harmful elements. Having a Dedham office cleaning service regularly cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting the premises helps people feel safe at work.