Are you ready for a dragon fight?

17th of December 2019
Are you ready for a dragon fight?

From Germany, Katja Scholz reports on an initiative designed to attract young talent to cleaning.

The National Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) is faced with a highly competitive market in trying to attract young trainees to the profession. “We would specifically like to target young people and give them an understanding of the

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Autumn association activities in Italy

11th of December 2019
Autumn association activities in Italy

Anna Garbagna in Italy brings news from the first general meeting of a new industry association.

The first general meeting of Confindustria Servizi Hygiene, Cleaning & Facility Services, Labour Safety Solutions took place in Rome in the presence of current Confindustria president Vincenzo Boccia. This was the debut of the new organisation

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French cleaning companies eager to diversify

10th of December 2019
French cleaning companies eager to diversify

Christian Bouzols reports from France for ECJ.

Despite a slight decrease of its growth rate, the job market for professional cleaners remains on the increase. This is evidenced by the nearly 100,000 cleaning jobs that have been created in France during the past 10 years. The main explanation is that, as companies increasingly subcontract their

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Spray bottles - a Trojan horse?

9th of December 2019
Spray bottles - a Trojan horse?

From the Netherlands, John Griep at VSR reports on some new research about the hygiene of spray bottles holding cleaning solution.

Cleaning professionals get things clean. Or don’t they? Apparently, it’s not that simple. Indeed, with the arrival of smartphones and the use of tablets in healthcare settings, awareness has grown of

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Managing the experience

21st of November 2019

News from correspondent John Griep, director of the Dutch Association for Cleaning Research (VSR).

Forget the objective measurement of fingermarks, dust particles and cleaning performance. During the VSR’s recent event, the focus was on the staff’s subjective work experience. For example, temperature – a relatively small

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A workplace out of the ordinary

20th of November 2019
A workplace out of the ordinary

Lotte Printz, ECJ’s correspondent in Denmark, reports from an inspiring business - The Laundry.

“It could be a cleaning company, a bicycle workshop or something else. The main thing is that each and every one can contribute and that we do things together,” Pia Stabell Hjort says.

She and Katrine Knudsen are social workers who

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