Cutting cleaning hours in Swedish hospitals

31st of May 2017
Cutting cleaning hours in Swedish hospitals

A pilot study is giving Swedish hospital cleaners shorter working hours for a year-and-a-half. This report from Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz.

Playing football or doing exercise workouts has a positive impact on health. That’s hardly a surprise. But a recent study carried out by the Danish National Research Centre for the Working

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Key industry trends in Germany

31st of May 2017
Key industry trends in Germany

German reporter Alexandra Lachner asked Dr Frederik King, manager at cleaning systems association VDMA, about future trends.

Whether it’s statistics for floor cleaning machines, industry analyses for cleaning systems or international committee work, the VDMA cleaning systems association represents over 40 members and is in touch with the

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Human resource future-proofing

14th of March 2017
Human resource future-proofing

Experience as we start the New Year has indicated some considerable movement of key employees both into and out of organisations often creating consternation, concern, and some could say ‘panic’ in the recruitment process.

It could be argued that any organisation that supports, develops and leads its staff to success is equipping the

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Cleaning - vital for reputation

14th of March 2017
Cleaning - vital for reputation

Italy correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from a new cleaning exhibition in Sicily at the end of 2016.

The round table ‘Cleaning Companies: Which Future? Market, Regulations and Work’ was organised by AIS, the Association of Service Companies of Sicily and took place at the end of last year during the exhibition Pulire Mediterraneo.

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A freezing success

13th of March 2017
A freezing success

Cryoservice, a family business near Belfort in France, has increased its turnover two-fold in the past six years. It uses a technology which responds to the environmental requirements of a number of industrial companies. Christian Bouzols reports.

When Béatrice Cuenin launched Cryoservice in eastern  France in 2005, there was

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A year of contradictions

13th of March 2017
A year of contradictions

Latest trends in the Russian cleaning market, from Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning.

For the Russian cleaning market, the second year of the third crisis wave has come to an end. We’ve undergone serious downturns in 1998 and 2008 and now we’re going through another one. To say that Russian entrepreneurs have been hardened is an

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