Killing bacteria.... or people?

31st of October 2018 Article by Lotte Printz
Killing bacteria.... or people?

In some businesses the ultimate cost of poor hygiene could be death. Yet, it takes convincing to change behaviour, says Lotte Printz in Denmark.

“How many do we want to kill before we do something about it?” This sinister rhetorical question was raised by Alan Friis, senior consultant in hygienic design for the food industry, when representatives from the cleaning industry in Denmark met at a seminar on TCO in that li..

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Cleaning up a reputation

18th of October 2018 Article by Lauren Kyle
Cleaning up a reputation

Lauren Kyle, head of cleaning at Sodexo, believes the industry needs to 'clean up' its reputation and come into the 21st century.

Technology makes an increasing impact on cleaning, but for the industry to truly advance we must shed our dusty image.

We need to start to get people thinking about cleaning in a different way if the industry is to keep up with others.

We've seen how the Internet of Things has changed h..

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Branded merchandise and social media

5th of October 2018 Article by Laura Napper
Branded merchandise and social media

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management and regular ECJ blogger talks about how branded merchandise and social media can work hand in hand.

In business today, offline and online marketing need to synchronise effortlessly. What your business is saying about itself on the Internet has to be matched with what it's branded as in magazines, leaflets, etc. In this blog, I'll take a look at how bra..

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Talking about the weather...

26th of September 2018 Article by Lynn Webster
Talking about the weather...

UK reporter Lynn Webster looks back on a long hot summer, and its impact on the workplace.

The weather, and the British obsession with talking about it, has been puzzling outsiders for decades however we have seen some extremes this summer. And there has been much debate about the impact of the ‘heatwave’ on the workplace.

Definition of a heatwave by meteorologi..

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Keeping up appearances

12th of September 2018 Article by Lotte Printz
Keeping up appearances

ECJ’s Lotte Printz takes a look at workwear in Denmark where unusually high temperatures over the summer ignited a heated debate on dress codes.

Sandals and shorts signal “lack of authority”. Or at least that’s what leading public transport companies in Denmark think and the reason why their drivers are not allowed to wear them for work. Not even when temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius as they&rsqu..

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