Skills and training for a forward-looking cleaning sector

14th of January 2021
Skills and training for a forward-looking cleaning sector

The already rapid shift towards a climate-neutral and digital transformation in the European economy is being accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. So upskilling and re-skilling are urgent priorities to ensure workers and companies are well equipped for the challenges ahead. European industry organisation EFCI tells us about its work in this

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Positive health in a time of crisis

5th of November 2020
Positive health in a time of crisis

VSR’s John Griep reports from The Netherlands from a recent seminar on positive health.

How different meetings have been since March this year. So it was with our annual VSR summer event. Known for years for its eye-catching speakers and drinks on the terrace (somehow, it’s always nice weather). Only this year, not a meeting but a

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Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

4th of November 2020
Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

In order to reassure guests, hotels have put additional hygiene measures in place, reports Christian Bouzols in France for ECJ.

In order to encourage clients to resume their use of hotels at a time when travelling has dropped so badly, many hotel groups have established health protocols to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, a study

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Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

3rd of November 2020
Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

ECJ’s Lotte Printz on the Danish government’s plan for early retirement for worn-out workers.

Prior to the general election last year, the Danes got on first-name terms with Arne Juhl, a 59-year-old brewery worker who became the personification of one of the Social Democratic party’s election pledges: to allow people in

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Non-stop nursery cleaning

3rd of November 2020
Non-stop nursery cleaning

German correspondent Katja Scholz gives us an insight into cleaning protocols at nursery schools.

Playing together, learning together, eating together: a nursery school is place of great variety, a community enterprise with kitchen, dining room, playrooms and sanitary facilities.   If lunch is provided, a nursery school then also

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A new way of learning

2nd of November 2020
A new way of learning

From the UK, ECJ’s Lynn Webster on how new ways of training have emerged during the pandemic.

During this strange year we have all experienced some major changes in both our personal as well as business life. We experienced Zoom fatigue; having to make more emotional effort to appear engaged and show interest; the mental exhaustion

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