Well, that about says it. Here's the situation. I have heard stories from people about some poor soul who has cleanliness issues in the workplace. I have never heard a good outcome, where someone successfully conveys to a smelly colleague that they wish that person would bathe more/better. Everyone who gets this news takes is very, very badly. Usually these are short-term, low-level jobs, so the person moves on, unable to cope with the humiliation. Where I teach, I have one office and two assistants, both of whom start in a couple of weeks. One of them smells a little funky, which my years of experience attributes more to laundry than bathing. It won't take long for the office to get pretty stuffy. Even if they both keep separate hours, I doubt that the room would air out enough. Because I have heard of only bad outcomes to hygiene discussions, I am not inclined to say anything to the particular assistant. What I am seeking here is advice on how to approach this. Any ideas?