Lasting the long run in the cleaning sector

4th of December 2019 Article by Carly Bishop
Lasting the long run in the cleaning sector

The average lifespan of a U.S. S&P 500 company has fallen by 80 per cent in the last 80 years (from 67 to 15 years). In the UK, a massive 76 per cent of UK FTSE 100 companies have disappeared in the last 30 years.

It seems that the modern business world is changing more rapidly than ever before - however, there are still some organisations who have celebrated their 100th birthday and are continuing to go from strength to stre..

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A workplace out of the ordinary

22nd of November 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
A workplace out of the ordinary

Lotte Printz, ECJ’s correspondent in Denmark, reports from an inspiring business - The Laundry.

“It could be a cleaning company, a bicycle workshop or something else. The main thing is that each and every one can contribute and that we do things together,” Pia Stabell Hjort says.

She and Katrine Knudsen are social workers who worked in a residential care home for people with learning disabilities when th..

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What do we know about cleaners?

8th of November 2019 Article by Christian Bouzols
What do we know about cleaners?

A survey by the French Ministry of Labour shows that the industry set to recruit the most people over the next three years is cleaning. ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols tells us more.

It turns out from a recent survey by the French Ministry of Labour that the trade that’s going to recruit the most people these next three years is none other than that of an ordinary cleaner. This forecast has to be seen in the context of the e..

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What can we learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

29th of October 2019 Article by Paul Wonnacott
What can we learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

Paul Wonnacott is managing director of Vectair Systems, which is in its 31st year of trading. He takes a look at the collapse of Thomas Cook - the 178 year old British holiday firm - and how the cleaning industry can learn from its demise.

In the UK and abroad, I think we were all a bit surprised and saddened to hear about the folding of holiday giant Thomas Cook. To lose such a major player in the tourism industry, it seems ..

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What do we know about cleaners?

15th of October 2019 Article by Christian Bouzols
What do we know about cleaners?

A survey by the French Ministry of Labour shows that the industry set to recruit the most people over the next three years is cleaning. ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols tells us more.

It turns out from a recent survey by the French Ministry of Labour that the trade that’s going to recruit the most people these next three years is none other than that of an ordinary cleaner. This forecast has to be seen in the context of the e..

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