Healthier Workplace

Innovative programme to minimise risk of absenteeism

Nthato Malope
Nthato Malope
It is an innovative programme designed to show employers how taking a few simple steps can help reduce the risk of the spread of harmful germs in the workplace, cut absenteeism and raise both staff satisfaction and productivity.

Recent independent research conducted on absenteeism in South Africa, has confirmed that it is costing the country’s economy as much as R19-billion a year, with the average company losing approximately 4,5% of its workforce to absenteeism on a daily basis; thereby, prompting an urgent need to tackle this problem with a sustainable and long-term solution.

Having achieved unprecedented success internationally through The Healthy Workplace Project*, Kimberly Clark Professional* South Africa end-user Manager Nthato Malope is confident of obtaining similar success on a local level.

The financial impact of illness, both through absence and working while sick, adds up to serious losses for employers. The good news is that The Healthy Workplace Project*can help employers review their current budget to make it work more effectively, and invest it on an effective programme that reduces the spread of germs, reduces risk of absenteeism, and increases employee engagement,” he explains.

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