Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

8th of April 2019
Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

A TV drama series on UK television this winter took the premise that cleaners were so “invisible” that they could carry out clever crimes without being suspected. Ann Laffeaty finds out how “invisible” our cleaners actually are – and what companies are doing to make their staff feel more valued.

A six-part TV drama

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Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

4th of April 2019
Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, explains why hygiene should go beyond the basics as flexible working practices become more prevalent. He gives four steps to consider in the battle against germs.

Offices have evolved to accommodate flexible working practices, with collaborative working hubs and hotdesking aiming to boost

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The world of cleaning, 2028

15th of January 2019
The world of cleaning, 2028

How has the cleaning industry evolved from a technological viewpoint over the past 10
years? And what changes will we see 10 years from now? Ann Laffeaty looks back on the past and canvasses the views of industry players about future developments.

If we were to go back in time a mere 10 years we would probably be astonished at how rudimentary the

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Right time, right place

8th of January 2019
Right time, right place

Swiss Post is a business that takes innovation very seriously. In fact in 2014 it established its Development & Innovation unit to act as a hub for projects and bundle them into subject-specific development programmes. One of the areas of focus has been facilities services. ECJ speaks to Kaspar Adank, head of innovation for Swiss Post real

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Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

11th of December 2018
Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

Total Recycling Services, one of the UK’s leading waste management providers, believes in the important role recycling companies play in the worldwide plastics pollution problem. ECJ spoke to operations director Andy Dobson about the effects plastics are having on the environment right across Europe and what the waste management industry is

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The rise of the machines?

10th of December 2018
The rise of the machines?

Robots will put us all out of a job as the march towards automation in our workplaces continues apace, we were told. Scary stuff. But now we are beginning to hear that we may have less to fear from machines than the doomsayers would have us believe, writes Hartley Milner.

We all love watching Charlie Chaplain’s cane-swinging tramp shuffling

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