Post-pandemic recovery drives demand for workplace cleaning services

UK businesses are prioritizing the health and wellbeing of their employees more than ever, as new data reveals an increase of up to 90% in demand for office cleaners across the UK.

Research carried out by the outsourcing service provider, Samsic, shows that search terms for topics such as ‘workplace health and wellbeing’, ‘workplace wellbeing’ and ‘office cleaners near me’ have increased by 90% in the UK over the past last 12 months.

As the country began planning for a phased return to offices in early 2021, Google search data reveals how business owners and policy makers took workplace cleanliness seriously and sought to implement workplace cleanliness. new systems to prioritize the health and well-being of their employees.

Data shows how the number of people searching for ‘office cleaners near me’ in the UK rose steadily throughout 2021 and peaked around September and October – just before one of the latest variants of coronavirus does not reach the UK.

Overall, the number of people searching for the term has nearly doubled year over year, increasing by 85%.

Similarly, searches for “commercial office cleaning” also increased by 52% and “industrial cleaners London” by 600%.

Samsic believes that this trend represents a change in attitude about how to approach health at work and a tendency to prioritize the well-being of employees. According to Samsic, this is also evident when looking at other relevant search terms: “workplace health and well-being” increased by 52%, “workplace well-being” by 90% and “ideas of staff well-being” by 50%.

Samsic also noticed a significant increase in the number of companies requesting bespoke cleaning services, ranging from touch point cleaning and swab testing, to simply requiring cleaners to be present and visible during their working hours at the office.

Adrian Farrow, Director of Sales and Marketing at Samsic commented : “The pandemic has completely changed the way we work, and especially what employees expect from their workplace and workspace.

“In particular, we have noticed that more and more customers are asking for more detailed and robust cleaning services, as well as the most innovative cleaning solutions, for example the use of non-chemical cleaning products to support a strategy environmentally friendly disinfection.

“It is reassuring to know that businesses across the UK are responding accordingly and voluntarily prioritizing the health and wellbeing of their employees.”

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