The long fight against illiteracy

3rd of January 2018 Article by Christian Bouzols
The long fight against illiteracy

The French federation of cleaning companies (FEP) is actively involved in national initiatives tackling illiteracy, writes ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols in his latest blog.

The French federation of cleaning companies (FEP) recently took part in the annual days of action against illiteracy organised by the National campaign against illiteracy.

The cleaning sector has been engaged in this struggle for almost 20 years ..

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Telling your story

14th of December 2017 Article by Laura Napper
Telling your story

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she talks about storytelling and social media.

Stories and storytelling have been part of human life for centuries, from sharing hunting stories around the campfire to downloading podcasts. It's a great way of being part of a shared community by reliving..

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The Nordic choice of saying no

1st of December 2017 Article by Lotte Printz
The Nordic choice of saying no

What does a hotel bed do in the hotel lobby? Is lying in it for six daylight hours good for anything? And what has it all got to do with cleaning? ECJ’s Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz explains.

If you happened to check in at one of Nordic Choice’s five hotels in Drammen or Kristiansand in Norway, in Norrköping or Helsingborg in Sweden or Comfort Hotel Vesterbro in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday September..

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Benchmarking in washrooms

23rd of November 2017 Article by Lynn Webster
Benchmarking in washrooms

ECJ's UK correspondent Lynn Webster reports on a new study into office washroom standards.

It is essential to periodically highlight FM realities, which is what the recent Kimberly-Clark Professional UK Benchmark Report 2017 on Office Washroom Standards has done. The office washroom has been shown to be more of an issue than openly acknowledged.

Surely every FM knows what is wrong with office washroom facilities in genera..

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Recognising a hacker

13th of November 2017 Article by Jacco Vonhof
Recognising a hacker

Netherlands correspondent Jacco Vonhof, chairman of VSR, reports on a new book about hacking and its implication for cleaning companies and suppliers.

Many companies and private individuals think: “I have nothing to hide. I wouldn’t be of interest to a hacker.” But research journalist Maria Genova dispensed a rude awakening for our members during our annual VSR summer party. She began by asking us all what we ha..

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