Internal communication - keeping staff in the loop

30th of June 2014
Internal communication - keeping staff in the loop

With the evolution of digital technology, businesses have never had such a wide range of communication channels available to them. Email, texts, video conferencing and social media comprise just a sample. One crucial area increasingly gaining focus is internal communications. Hartley Milner looks at ways employers are keeping their people in the

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Future trends, what comes next?

12th of May 2014
Future trends, what comes next?

There have always been financial bubbles whenever radical innovations have become widespread.  As such, the computer will bring in its wake a more healthy working culture and informational cooperation - according to Erik Händeler, German author and future scientist. He writes here for ECJ.

Debt crisis, stability crisis, economic crisis

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Women as industry leaders

9th of May 2014
Women as industry leaders

In this edition of ECJ we feature a special report on inspirational women in the professional cleaning industry. In it we focus on four women working in different parts of the sector and ask them about their background, their everyday challenges and their ambitions for the future.

The first is Angelica Martinez, who was named the British Cleaning

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Software - the bottom line

6th of May 2014
Software - the bottom line

Do mobile technology solutions represent a major investment for contract cleaning companies – and if so, do these pay for themselves? Ann Laffeaty looks at the viability of software solutions and finds out which types of companies profit most by switching to high-tech solutions.

Cleaning is a relatively low-tech occupation and it could be

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No more room for bad service

2nd of May 2014
No more room for bad service

Despite pointers that EU economies are on the mend, consumer spending continues to decline across much of the region as incomes fail to keep pace with rising living costs. In response, businesses are having to look at how they can better engage with their customers in greatly depleted markets. Hartley Milner reports on some of the strategies being

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Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

13th of March 2014
Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

A brand new standard has been developed by Europe’s leading producers of sustainable detergents, called the Greenway Standard. The focus is on economical, ecological and social issues, all at the same time. This is a significant challenge, explains Peter Malaise, consultant on sustainable development issues, writing exclusively for

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