Guidelines seen as good way to ensure rest areas for workers

Having clean and well-equipped rest areas for outsourced workers helps to better motivate and retain staff, said cleaning companies that The Sunday Times spoke to. Above: Outsourced workers in the rest area of Academia at Singapore General Hospital.
Having clean and well-equipped rest areas for outsourced workers helps to better motivate and retain staff, said cleaning companies that The Sunday Times spoke to. Above: Outsourced workers in the rest area of Academia at Singapore General Hospital.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH, GAVIN FOO
Having clean and well-equipped rest areas for outsourced workers helps to better motivate and retain staff, said cleaning companies that The Sunday Times spoke to. Above: Outsourced workers in the rest area of Academia at Singapore General Hospital.
ISS Facility Services employees having a break in Crystal Palace's rest area at Suntec City.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH, GAVIN FOO

Spacious break rooms where workers can dine and bond, areas for morning exercises and pantries with free snacks and drinks.

These are just some of the features in current exemplary rest areas for outsourced workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 22, 2019, with the headline 'Guidelines seen as good way to ensure rest areas for workers'. Subscribe