Businesses can see substantial returns simply by investing modestly in cleaning. Sick employees cost businesses a significant amount of money every year—7.7 sick days per employee per year cost a mind boggling $225.8 billion per year. Cold/flu symptoms can reduce overall worker performance by three to eight percent; dust exposure affects workers’ cognitive skills by two to six percent. So many common business surfaces contain high levels of contamination, including computer mice, keyboards, desk phones, break room sink faucet handles, microwave door handles, refrigerator door handles, water fountain buttons and vending machine buttons
Maintaining clean business facilities has a very real and measurable return on investment. Worker productivity should jolt up between two and eight percent. Also, customers prefer clean facilities—94 percent of people would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty restrooms.
Cleaning is not just a cost that must be dealt with—it offers measurable value. To learn more about how keeping clean yields big returns, check out this infographic presented by ISSA!