Training opportunities for all in cleaning sector

26th of September 2014
Training opportunities for all in cleaning sector

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

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Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

24th of September 2014
Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

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

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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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