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Rubbermaid Commercial Products ‘Changing Workplaces’ programme investigates Covid’s impact across Europe

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched Changing Workplaces: an in-depth research programme to investigate the complex changes the coronavirus pandemic has spurred in workplaces and facilities across Europe.

Hand hygiene, cleaning and waste management now hold a permanent place in the spotlight, thanks to COVID-19 ripping up the rulebook on social interaction and established ways of working. For facilities to succeed in an environment where standards and expectations are higher than ever before, organisations must first understand the trends and challenges the market is facing.

As a leading international manufacturer of hand hygiene, cleaning, waste and recycling solutions, RCP has developed the Changing Workplaces research programme to help organisations cut through the fog of confused advice and take control in a rapidly changing world.

Changing Workplaces has launched with a short survey asking people how their facility has evolved its approach to hand hygiene, cleaning waste and recycling since the end of 2019, before the pandemic hit. The survey poses questions including: what changes are here to stay, how have facility users’ demands changed and where do organisations need to raise the bar around cleaning and hygiene in a post COVID-19 world?

Open to respondents across Europe, the survey is relevant to all workplaces and facilities management and health and safety professionals, along with anyone whose role covers cleaning, hygiene, waste management and recycling. COVID-19 has prompted changes across sectors as diverse as education, logistics, warehousing, hospitality and office-based businesses, so RCP is calling for respondents across various markets and facility types.

By completing the survey, respondents will make an important contribution to their industry. RCP will analyse the survey results and create a report to provide insights so organisations can benchmark against their sector and benefit from transparent sector-to-sector information sharing to prepare for the future.

The report will reveal where the market really needs support and survey results will shape the advice, education and training provision RCP provides.

Paul Jakeway, Head of Marketing – EMEA, RCP, said: ‘’We’re here to support our customer partners’ success. We urge people to take part in the Changing Workplaces survey, as you will be contributing to a research programme that will provide clarity and enable control by getting under the skin of the challenges we are all set to face in the months and years ahead.

‘’We will analyse the data to produce a report to arm you with the knowledge to make confident decisions that will protect your brand’s reputation for quality with staff, customers and facility users.

‘’The insights we glean will feed our R&D and help us continue to develop timeless hand hygiene, cleaning, waste and recycling solutions that will be relevant and dependable whatever the world looks like in two, ten- or twenty-years’ time.’’

As a further incentive for taking the time to respond, completed surveys will see the respondent entered into a prize draw, with four top prizes to be won, featuring £250 of Amazon vouchers, along with £500 of RCP products and a specialist consultation for the winners’ workplaces. There are also ten runners up prize bundles of £50 Amazon vouchers, £100 of RCP products and workplace consultations.*

The Changing Workplaces survey is now open. Following analysis of the survey results, RCP is set to deliver a comprehensive review of how the world of work will emerge and operate at a heightened level of consciousness about hand hygiene, cleaning and waste management this summer.

*Ts and Cs apply. Find out more, here.

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