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Keeping your workplace clean and tidy.

  The cleanliness of your workspace is probably not the first thing that comes to mind each day. Having a clean and healthy workspace is a major cornerstone when it comes to running a successful business. Most employees consider their workplaces as a second home, the physical office environment, including things like temperature, lighting, and facilities, has a key impact on staff health and wellbeing. Clients are also increasingly looking for healthy office environments, it gives them confidence in your teams performance and says a lot about your brand. To stay ahead of the curve business owners need to focus on maintaining a clean and tidy environment for employees and clients alike. A regularly cleaned and maintained office ensure that your employees are happy, healthy and productive while also leaving a good first impression on business partners and potential customers.   1. First impressions count A clean and tidy work environment looks appealing and more importantly welcoming to any potential clients. It instills confidence and creates trust from the very beginning and leaves the clients with the impression of efficiency and strong attention to detail. Dirty floors or windows, smudgy conference room tables and untidy washroom facilities, tell your potential clients that you lack the necessary professionalism to take care of your employees, let alone a new client.   2. Elevate your brand A tidy work environment gives the impression of professionalism and instills confidence in your products or service offerings. Any potential customer will most certainly be judging your entire brand based on how your office space looks and feels. Don’t let a messy work environment result in a potential customer walking away with a bad impression of your company based on the upkeep of your office space alone.   3. Happier employees Staff costs are approximately 90% of business running costs, well maintained facilities are important in order to both retain and attract highly skilled employees. Considering that the average person spends around 8 hours a day in the workplace, you want to make sure that your workers are comfortable while doing their jobs. This is especially true when you are welcoming any potential new employees. What they see from the start will impact on their opinion on your business. By keeping the work environment well-maintained, you’re allowing your employees to be productive, efficient, and more importantly, happy.   4. Keeping your workplace clean and tidy Invest in a dedicated cleaning crew or consider hiring a professional cleaning service, which literally works on cleaning every part of your workspace, whether it’s cleaning floors and carpets, walls, windows, washrooms, public areas and even the exterior of the building. Whether it’s a once off cleaning task or a regular weekly contract, hiring expert crews will ensure the highest standards for your business.   Finally whilst it’s not recommended to task your employees with cleaning duties, it is recommend that you educate your workers on the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic office space. Your employees are increasingly becoming more aware of their own health, an unclean work environment is an excellent breeding ground for various germs and allergens, which only emphasizes the need to keep it clean at all times.   For more information and product recommendations from our expert team please contact sales@bunzl.ie or phone (01) 6301800.