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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Championing collaborative, continuous improvement

17th of July 2018 Article by Phil Smith
Championing collaborative, continuous improvement

Phil Smith, group sales director at Templewood Services/LCC Support Services, highlights the importance of exchanging ideas to transform the provision of cleaning services.

What would you nominate as the greatest invention or breakthrough of recent times? Despite the fact we are only early into the 21st century we have seen several key advancements including electric cars, Skype, 4G mobile phone technology, and artificial intelli..

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Healthy workplace, healthy workforce

10th of July 2018 Article by Joanne Gilliard
Healthy workplace, healthy workforce

In her first blog for ECJ, Jangro chief executive officer Joanne Gilliard explains why it is so vital for workplaces to be kept clean and healthy.

There is no question that working environments have a significant impact on health and wellbeing. Productivity and morale in office-based staff can all be impacted by small changes in working conditions, for instance, simple features such as natural lighting and modern kitchen amenitie..

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Industrial climbers replace robot

26th of June 2018 Article by Alexandra Lachner
Industrial climbers replace robot

German correspondent Alexandra Lachner on the cleaning of the Glass Hall in Leipzig.

Around 30 metres high, 238 metres long and 80 metres wide, the Glass Hall in Leipzig is the largest all-glass hall in Europe. Who is responsible for cleaning this architectural masterpiece? Felix Eckert, divisional manager Central Germany of contract cleaning company WISAG Gebäudereinigung Mitteldeutschland, explained how industrial climbers..

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