Few conversations are as uncomfortable as having to directly address employee hygiene issues. Unfortunately, however, this is something that comes up in the workplace and must be managed appropriately.
Hygiene problems can take many forms. Perhaps the most common is when an employee comes to the workplace with body odor or an unkempt/unclean appearance.
However, there are many other examples, such as the lingering smell of bodily fluids, stains on clothing or office chairs, or even excessive flatulence. These situations are awkward to discuss, so let’s take a look at some tips for handling the situation.