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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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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