Managing a stress-free office move

30th of October 2014
Managing a stress-free office move

Just the thought of it is enough to send your stress levels through the roof. Yet managing an office move with all the hassle, upheaval and expense that comes with it is a nettle most business owners will need to grasp sooner or later. Hartley Milner reports on how one company on a tight budget sought to smooth the move.

Publisher Lyall Kinley

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Matters of trust - background checking of cleaners

29th of September 2014
Matters of trust - background checking of cleaners

Background checking of cleaners is increasingly becoming standardised practice within the industry with companies seeking to ensure that their cleaners have been ‘vetted’ prior to starting work. But why are such checks deemed necessary? Eamon Jubbawy of Onfido, an employment screening firm offering a data driven platform for employers,

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Training opportunities for all in cleaning sector

26th of September 2014
Training opportunities for all in cleaning sector

Sarah Bentley, chief executive officer of Asset Skills Training in the UK, explains the importance of education and training within the sector, the role highly skilled cleaners play in the workforce, the hazards and repercussions of poor standards of cleaning in the workplace and the exciting career paths open to all.

There is no greater asset

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Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

24th of September 2014
Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall reports from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, where facilities services contractor Vebego has invested in a workforce scheduling system from Ortec. All cleaning staff are now managed via computer rather than the previous paper-based system, which as resulted in significant all-round savings says Vebego’s personnel

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Chris Cracknell urges industry: “Let’s make a difference”

23rd of September 2014
Chris Cracknell urges industry: “Let’s make a difference”

Chris Cracknell is chief executive of OCS Group, one of the UK’s leading total facilities management companies, which has operations across five continents. He speaks exclusively to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about why he believes the cleaning industry must work together more effectively in spreading a more positive message about its vital

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Websites - do it yourself?

22nd of September 2014
Websites - do it yourself?

Website development used to be the domain of gods and geeks. They worked their magic using a strange coded language that was incomprehensible to the rest of us and made us pay through the nose for their expertise. Now their mystic is greatly diminished with the arrival of cheap DIY websites, but what are the pros and cons of doing it yourself?

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