Philanthropy is alive and kicking

24th of May 2018
Philanthropy is alive and kicking

Philanthropy is not dead. Corporate charitable giving fell away dramatically across Europe during the worst years of the recession. But the sector is bouncing back strongly, thanks in part to small business owners increasingly looking to ‘give something back’ to the communities they serve, writes Hartley Milner.

The Winter Olympics in

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Mental health - taking care of your workforce

22nd of May 2018
Mental health - taking care of your workforce

Mental health problems affect one in four of us at one or other time in our lives. And according to the World Health Organisation these issues are responsible for almost 20 per cent of illnesses in the WHO European Region. So are cleaning industry operatives particularly susceptible to mental health problems? And if they are, what are employers

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Smarter facilities management

11th of May 2018
Smarter facilities management

Smart buildings, Internet of Things – both now familiar phrases to most of us. Their potential impact on how building services such as cleaning are delivered is still uncertain. What’s not in dispute however, is that the implications for facilities management will be far-reaching, and now global technology corporation Microsoft is

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Equality: the time to act is now

29th of March 2018
Equality: the time to act is now

Britain is celebrating 100 years since women first won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The milestone moment may not have marked the end of their struggle for a voice in state affairs but it did prove pivotal in paving the way for the eventual inclusion of women across all spheres of political life, writes Hartley Milner.

The world

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Disruptive business models

28th of March 2018
Disruptive business models

Housekeep is an online platform which is currently disrupting the home cleaning service market in London. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to its founder and ceo Avin Rabheru about his business model, and his plans to enter the commercial cleaning market this year.

Founded three-and-a-half years ago Housekeep is a platform that takes the

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Skilful recruitment

27th of March 2018
Skilful recruitment

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of Metzger Search & Selection talks about how companies attract and retain the best talent in the market.

Contract cleaning is a vibrant industry with a wide variety of businesses, from owner–managed SMEs to multinational corporate companies. The low start-up costs make the industry extremely dynamic

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