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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Social media for local marketing

30th of August 2018 Article by Laura Napper
Social media for local marketing

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management and regular ECJ blogger looks at how social media can be a valuable tool in local marketing.

In the old days, before social media, local marketing was straightforward. You could advertise in the local newspaper, on local radio, sponsor the local football team etc. Getting your brand recognised in your local vicinity was, in most cases, easy. Nowadays, ..

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Democratising training for cleaning operatives

10th of August 2018 Article by Joanne Gilliard
Democratising training for cleaning operatives

In her latest blog for ECJ, Jangro chief executive officer Joanne Gilliard looks at how technology is making it possible to offer cost effective training to a large audience.

Training should not be vexing - it's that simple. It should not be a burden that sees cleaning operatives struggle to find the time and money to undertake training courses. While many cleaning operatives still think the traditional training model of days in..

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How Supported Employment Can Help Your Company

1st of August 2018 Article by Laura Napper
How Supported Employment Can Help Your Company

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management and regular ECJ blogger, shares her experience of implementing supported employment within her company.

At Twilight Cleaning, we've tried a number of different ways of recruiting staff, from advertising on job sites, to social media, word of mouth and job agencies, all with mixed success. Finding candidates with the right blend of ability, exp..

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NHS is waving a banner for improvement

26th of July 2018 Article by Lynn Webster
NHS is waving a banner for improvement

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is to review the national specifications for cleanliness, reports Lynn Webster for ECJ.

We have all heard many reports and opinions both positive and negative of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Within the estates and facilities arena there is considerable disparity from those with excellent patient experience; protected life cycle costs;..

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