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Bathroom Behavior to be Dictated by HR?

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, April 26, 2012   |    10 Comments
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Bangalore: Recently a funny memo was published on a website named-Above the Law- in the memo the head of HR is detailing how employees are supposed to behave in the bathroom as posted by Suzanne Lucas, former HR executive in her article.

The question arises why HR should get involve in things like this? And the answer for this goes like this; most commonly HR has come across the employee with a hygienic issue during their tenure and HR has to handle the bathroom policies when some of the selfish employees leave the place in an unsanitary and unpleasant condition for their co-workers.

So some suggestion to HRs to handles the bathroom policies should include these points; there should be bathrooms with plenty of toilet paper and soap, there should be either an employee or a janitorial service assigned to clean the bathrooms on a regular basis and if there is an employee causing problems in the bathroom, then that employee should be spoken with.

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Reader's comments(10)
1: Very true, When i started my career as an HR,at a TATA Dealer,Belgaum, I was involved the very first day with this issue. As an HR, I took the lead to straight away lock the ladies toilet & allow only lady staff to use it as of it was open to public use maintain hygiene i took this step.
Posted by:rushali - 11 Sep, 2012
2: Ya rite these things reflect their personal behaviors and may further be an issue even on the professional front..
Posted by:wasifa - 19 Jul, 2012
3: yes..........its rite..............
Posted by:satyaa - 18 May, 2012
4: yes it is right .In that policey these points has to include
Posted by:Sandhya - 18 May, 2012
5: These people who do not know how to use a clean bathroom reflects their personal behavior and way they live in their own home.
Posted by:James - 17 May, 2012
6: We can guide the employees to maintain the hygienic environment. We cant write a policy & make the employees - kids in a school. They are grown up. Hence better we should educate or counsel them. Or reinstatement of the hygienic condition in the office may work in these kind of situations!
Posted by:Bharath Kumar R - 17 May, 2012
All of us Grow at DIFFERENT RATEs in Different Fields or Aspects. if few remain Kids in BRooms. They Need to be Taught!
Vivek Replied to: Bharath Kumar R - 18 May, 2012
8: As an HR Manager, I used to stick notices in front of WC of the bath rooms like "PLEASE FLUSH OUT AFTER USE AND KEEP IT CLEAN" or " ENSURE YOU DID NOT LEAVE THE BATHROOM IN A CONDITION YOU WONT EXPECT BEFORE USE".
Posted by:Shekhar Joshi - 17 May, 2012
9: I do accept. We are also facing the same problem in our company. There should be a policy how employees are supposed to behave in the bathroom.
Posted by:Hema - 17 May, 2012
Same problem I had to face some times back. I asked for help from my male senior and called up a meeting. He addressed male employees and I females. We both explained the bathroom etiquette. Also we pasted a poet in each washroom regarding the same.
Viplove Vishwas Replied to: Hema - 18 May, 2012
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