‘Cleaning with your eyes’, that is the basic idea behind the Nordic cleaning standard INSTA 800. The standard was introduced in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland 14 years ago. The new way of working has resulted in improved cleaning quality and higher employee motivation. Petra Sjouwerman reports for ECJ.
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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.
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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,
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
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
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