The death of office working?

1st of October 2012
The death of office working?

Is the office set to become redundant? Well, perhaps not – but its role at the heart of business is certainly undergoing radical change with the emergence of a new technology-led trend. Hartley Milner reports on the rapid rise of flexible working.

The great office breakout is unstoppable. Desk-bound employees across a range of industries

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Automating time and staff performance

26th of September 2012
Automating time and staff performance

Cleaning companies typically have many employees who may be working at different times, at multiple locations, on different rates of pay. This can mean complex and time-consuming administration procedures when carried out manually, however there are now software solutions that can automate all employee-centric processes.

For any company

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Mobile software solutions on the move

24th of September 2012
Mobile software solutions on the move

Which mobile software solutions are proving to be most popular in today’s workplace? Ann Laffeaty finds out which products are most in demand - and asks contract cleaning companies how software solutions are helping.

Mobile software solutions are increasingly being used in the cleaning sector for a whole spectrum of applications. They can

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France has challenges to face

21st of September 2012
France has challenges to face

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of France. With the help of Pierre Deschamps at French cleaning magazine Batiment Entretien we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market.

According to the French contract cleaning association FEP

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Must add value

19th of September 2012
Must add value

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to Keith Baker, director of European services at industry trade association ISSA, about the changing role of the distributor in today’s marketplace and opportunities for the future.

Keith Baker has spent virtually his entire career in the cleaning and hygiene industry. He worked for a major chemicals

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The US view

18th of September 2012
The US view

The USA is home to one of the most mature distributor markets in the world, with an estimated 7,000 businesses operating in the FM sector alone. ECJ takes a closer look at the characteristics of this sector, with the help of Alan Sadler, president of Triple S.

Triple S is a nationwide network of sanitary supply distributors with over 175

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