Climate change - will business save the planet?

11th of April 2019
Climate change - will business save the planet?

Scientists have issued their strongest warning yet that within little more than a decade global temperatures will surge beyond the point of no return. Amid dismay at the failure of politicians to agree what to do about it, businesses are taking it upon themselves to give the lead in pulling the planet back from the brink, writes Hartley

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Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

8th of April 2019
Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

A TV drama series on UK television this winter took the premise that cleaners were so “invisible” that they could carry out clever crimes without being suspected. Ann Laffeaty finds out how “invisible” our cleaners actually are – and what companies are doing to make their staff feel more valued.

A six-part TV drama

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Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

4th of April 2019
Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, explains why hygiene should go beyond the basics as flexible working practices become more prevalent. He gives four steps to consider in the battle against germs.

Offices have evolved to accommodate flexible working practices, with collaborative working hubs and hotdesking aiming to boost

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The world of cleaning, 2028

15th of January 2019
The world of cleaning, 2028

How has the cleaning industry evolved from a technological viewpoint over the past 10
years? And what changes will we see 10 years from now? Ann Laffeaty looks back on the past and canvasses the views of industry players about future developments.

If we were to go back in time a mere 10 years we would probably be astonished at how rudimentary the

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Right time, right place

8th of January 2019
Right time, right place

Swiss Post is a business that takes innovation very seriously. In fact in 2014 it established its Development & Innovation unit to act as a hub for projects and bundle them into subject-specific development programmes. One of the areas of focus has been facilities services. ECJ speaks to Kaspar Adank, head of innovation for Swiss Post real

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