Only in it for the money?

17th of May 2011
Only in it for the money?

Even though contract cleaning employees in Germany received a pay rise at the beginning of this year, their trade union is now demanding another wage increase. Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports.

Since January this year the 900,000 employees in the contract cleaning business have been receiving higher wages – this was the beginning of my last

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Industry companies rank highly in outsourcing table

17th of May 2011
Industry companies rank highly in outsourcing table

Three of the industry's top service providers have scored highly in this year's International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) league of the world's leading outsourcing services companies. ISS is ranked at number two, while Sodexo comes in at number three and Johnson Controls at number 10 in the Global Outsourcing 100.

The Global

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Hygolet appoints new ceo

16th of May 2011
Hygolet appoints new ceo

Washrooms systems company Hygolet Europe, based in Switzerland, has appointed a new ceo. He is Andreas Faller and he takes over from Chris Van Laere who retires in the summer.

Faller has a background in international sales, marketing and product management through previous roles with a number of Swiss and German premium brand companies.

Hygolet

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ISS results show growth in profit

13th of May 2011
ISS results show growth in profit

Global building services provider ISS achieved almost six per cent organic growth and a rise in profits of seven per cent during the first quarter of this year - according to its results which have just been announced.

Revenue from continuing business grew by 10 per cent in the period January 1 to March 31 this year, while total revenue increased

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Volunteering award win for MITIE

13th of May 2011
Volunteering award win for MITIE

UK-based building services provider MITIE has won a European Employee Volunteering Award for improving the employability skills of people who face barriers getting back to work.

The group was crowned winner in the Innovation category for its Real Apprentice Programme. This 12-week scheme works to break down barriers and help the long-term

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Pancomp named Red Herring winner

12th of May 2011
Pancomp named Red Herring winner

Pancomp International, which provides mobile time and attendance and workflow management systems to facilities services companies, has been named one of the winners of Red Herring's Top 100 Global Awards. This is an annual list of the year's most promising private technology ventures around the world.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the

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