The green gauge - sustainability

26th of March 2018
The green gauge - sustainability

Most organisations today claim to be sustainable. So how do the sustainability trailblazers set themselves apart from the rest? ECJ finds out what aspects of companies’ sustainability policies make them particularly proud.

A sustainable outlook on the part of any organisation used to be the exception rather than the rule. Those companies

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Contract cleaning data for Europe

21st of March 2018
Contract cleaning data for Europe

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) – the umbrella organisation representing the contract cleaning sector across Europe – has published its latest survey on the cleaning industry in Europe.

Data for the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) survey is gathered from its member associations on the basis of a

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Italy’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

19th of March 2018
Italy’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Lorenzo Mattioli, president of Italian contract cleaning association ANIP, offers an exclusive overview of the country’s market. ANIP is affiliated with Confindustria, which represents and protects the group of companies which provides cleaning services, multi services and integrated services on a national and community level - politically,

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The pitfalls of recruitment

29th of December 2017
The pitfalls of recruitment

In many ways, a job interview is not so very unlike a first date. And as with the course of true love, the path to finding an ideal match is just as likely to be strewn with banana skins as rose petals, for both parties. Hartley Milner explores the pitfalls of the recruitment process.

As a business manger, you are looking for a long and

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Driverless cars - friend or foe?

9th of November 2017
Driverless cars - friend or foe?

Self-driving cars are set to become a huge game-changer in our lives, and not only by silencing once and for all the incessant earbashing we receive from backseat drivers! But should we welcome or fear their arrival, asks Hartley Milner.

Wresting the steering wheel from the grasp of us fallible mortals will make the world a far safer place, so the

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Agents of change

6th of November 2017
Agents of change

Change is a difficult, but essential, part of any prosperous business. Where new ideas come from, how they are communicated and crucially how they are implemented can be important factors in making new initiatives a success. Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director at soft FM service provider and contract cleaners Facilicom, has given his managers the

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