Did you say ‘thank you’?

25th of September 2019
Did you say ‘thank you’?

ECJ’s UK reporter Lynn Webster brings news of upcoming initiatives aimed at giving cleaning operatives the recognition they deserve.

In today’s highly competitive market the companies with the winning edge not only have well trained and skilled operatives but have a culture of well-motivated teams. One of the biggest motivators is

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Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

23rd of September 2019
Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark on the launch of a new publication on cleaning in healthcare facilities.

“The rather theoretical publication drawn up by Statens Seruminstitut (SSI) on national guidelines on cross-infection prevention (locally known as NIR]) is light years away from the cleaners who are to understand and use it,” Pia

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Business models of the future

17th of September 2019
Business models of the future

John Griep from VSR, ECJ’s correspondent in the Netherlands, tells us two interesting stories of businesses becoming involved in circular economy activities.

Are cleaning service providers the raw material managers of the future? If you asked two Dutch cleaning entrepreneurs, they’d say yes. Take WEPA. They furnish toilet areas and

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Plenty of job prospects in French cleaning sector

16th of September 2019
Plenty of job prospects in French cleaning sector

Christian Bouzols reports from France on how the professional cleaning sector is tackling its manpower shortage by setting up a number of new training schemes.

It’s been known for some time that the industrial cleaning sector in France lacks manpower and is currently recruiting in a big way.

Given this situation, the French cleaning

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Healthy growth for Italian cleaning sector

16th of September 2019
Healthy growth for Italian cleaning sector

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports on positive data from the country’s cleaning sector manufacturers.

The market is healthy and growing in Italy and for exports, dynamic and successful. This is the view of the professional cleaning sector emerging from the annual survey conducted by AfidampFAB (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Cleaning

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It’s time for some deep work

15th of July 2019
It’s time for some deep work

Lynn Webster in the UK examines how screen use could be affecting our concentration at work.

There has been significant news coverage of the excessive use of social media by children and young people. But it is not just the millennials. Social media is ingrained in people’s everyday lives; nearly all of us use it daily. 86 per cent of

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