The future is with us

2nd of December 2016 Article by Lynn Webster
The future is with us

UK correspondent Lynn Webster examines the issues around ‘connected cleaning’, and emphasises how the cleaning sector must act now.

Hardly a day goes by without a new piece of technology being launched or old favourites updated. Each promises the user an enhanced experience, in relation to dealings with a service or product provider, or an aspect of individual lifestyle. The early adopter is now the person who has bee..

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Tapping the disabled workforce

11th of November 2016 Article by Lotte Printz
Tapping the disabled workforce

Having a disability does not rule out a cleaning job. Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz gives us this report from Sweden.

If you walk into a burger joint in, say, Stockholm to buy your morning coffee or takeaway breakfast, don’t be surprised if you bump into a disabled floor sweeper. Cleaning restaurant and kitchen floors in large burger restaurants is one of the jobs that people with disabilities are likely to pe..

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How valuable is accreditation?

4th of November 2016 Article by Lynn Webster
How valuable is accreditation?

What is the value of accreditation, asks ECJ’s UK correspondent Lynn Webster.

What is the Value of accreditation? Four years ago the International Accreditation Forum, IAF, commissioned a survey posing this very question, receiving responses from 4,000 managers, operating in a diverse range of organisations and across 40 global economies. Respondents were in the main responsible for quality issues within their organisation,..

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What education can do for you

25th of October 2016 Article by Lotte Printz
What education can do for you

Cleaning is not considered the hottest job on a CV. But it may be a wise career choice - says ECJ’s Danish correspondent Lotte Printz.

September marks the beginning of an academic year. A record-breaking number of students start university studies in Denmark where vocational education has been struggling in recent years to attract applicants. But if job security is anything to go by, choosing vocational education to pursue ..

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Hygiene compliance: how to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections?

27th of September 2016 Article by Dr Ilham Kadri
Hygiene compliance: how to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections?

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Diversey Care division at Sealed Air, writes her latest blog for ECJ. She looks at the challenges of preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

In healthcare environments such as hospitals, patients are placed at an acute risk of infection. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the US, 700,000 hospital patients suffer from a..

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