What cleaning companies need to know about WELL

25th of July 2019 Article by Ron Segura
What cleaning companies need to know about WELL

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates, explains in the first of a two-part blog.

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It's time for some deep work

10th of July 2019 Article by Lynn Webster
It's time for some deep work

Lynn Webster in the UK examines how screen use could be affecting our concentration at work.

There has been significant news coverage of the excessive use of social media by children and young people. But it is not just the millennials. Social media is ingrained in people’s everyday lives; nearly all of us use it daily. 86 per cent of people use social media at least once a day, including 72 per cent who use it multiple tim..

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Combatting unreported work

25th of June 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
Combatting unreported work

Using under-the-table cleaners or unreported employment in Norway has become a more costly affair. But just as fines have gone up, authorities have cut the activities holding the sector in check, reports Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz.

A honeypot for criminals. That’s how National Union Secretary Brede Edvardsen of the Norwegian Union of General Workers (including cleaners) describes the labour market because &ldqu..

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Embracing a flexible working environment

5th of June 2019 Article by Chris Edwards
Embracing a flexible working environment

Chris Edwards, Facilities Show event director, outlines why now's the time to adopt flexible working practices.

Increasing focus on workplace wellbeing, advances in technology, the importance of sustainable buildings and recognition of the overhead costs of managing office space has resulted in an increased shift towards flexible working.

Organisations are recognising the business benefits of a more adaptable way of worki..

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Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

28th of May 2019 Article by Lynn Webster
Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

The disturbing issue of modern slavery is relevant to the cleaning sector, reports Lynn Webster in the UK.

One presentation at The Cleaning Show recently featured the disturbing topic of modern slavery. We benefitted from the expertise from Ben Douglas-Jones QC and a team of his barrister colleagues who spoke about its potential impact in the cleaning and facilities sector.

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