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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What do we know about cleaners?

19th of November 2019
What do we know about cleaners?

A survey by the French Ministry of Labour shows that the industry set to recruit the most people over the next three years is cleaning. ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols tells us more.

It turns out from a recent survey by the French Ministry of Labour that the trade that’s going to recruit the most people these next three years is none other

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A lifelong approach to sustainability

31st of October 2019
A lifelong approach to sustainability

Lynn Webster, ECJ correspondent in the UK, highlights issues surrounding sustainability.

At the recent European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, one category, Best Practice in Sustainability was highlighted as the most discussed topic around. Growing further into both our corporate and individual world it more and more impacts into our everyday

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