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Thomas Schulte-Marxloh in Germany explains how the cleaning sector is running short of human resources.
Some German industries, like the contract cleaning business, are running short of human resources Not only the skilled labourer but also the apprentice is most wanted, in particular in some regions of east Germany. Before the European laws and
Andrew Large, executive vice-president for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors, has written his first blog for the ECJ website.
Large explains why the professional cleaning industry is now truly global, and how leaders must focus on thought leadership and influencing the regulatory agenda to a greater extent.
Michele Redi has concluded his term as president of Italian cleaning association AfidampFAB, to be succeeded by Matteo Marino. Anna Garbagna reports from Milan.
Continuity and focus on the future: these were the main elements which emerged from the assembly of AfidampFAB associates, which took place in Milan recently.
Michele Redi, the
The ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam takes place from May 8-11. This is Europe’s largest showcase for the professional cleaning sector, and as the official European magazine for the show ECJ will feature an extensive preview in the April/May edition.
According to the organisers, 2012 will be the biggest ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition
Reporting from Denmark, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a research project amongst cleaners.
Cleaning toilets, mopping floors and washing windows is physically hard work. Compared to other working groups, cleaners have a higher risk for burn-out on the job and for leaving the labour market earlier. Research in Denmark, however, has now
Sega has brought a new meaning to the phrase 'toilet humour' by installing arcade urinals in Japan.
A number of businesses have already bought into the idea and the games company famous for its Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has installed 130 'Toylets' at around 100 bars and restaurants.
The 150,000 yen (1,500 euros) devices require players to get