Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

20th of September 2013
Workforce challenges in Russia's cleaning sector

ECJ’s reporter in Russia, Oleg Popov of Cristanval, reports on new anti-discrimination laws.

In the past, one might see the following advertisement: “Seeking a Russian cleaning woman under 45 years old.” Now one can only write: “Seeking a cleaning woman.”  Due to such changes in legislation, the stream of

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Nurses lead the way in hand hygiene

20th of September 2013
Nurses lead the way in hand hygiene

Nurses are leading doctors when it comes to hand hygiene in hospitals, according to researchers.

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who helped draft The World Health Organisation's Hand Hygiene Guidelines launched in 2009, said nurses have the highest compliance rates internationally at 71 per cent before intervention and also after the introduction

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Sodexo puts Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of company culture

19th of September 2013
Sodexo puts Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of company culture

Global facilities management services provider Sodexo recently attained the number one position in the DiversityInc top 50 for 2013, in recognition of its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts. The UK and Ireland division won the Personal Fair and Diverse category at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion awards in London recently.

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Sticky floors are the washroom user’s pet hate

19th of September 2013
Sticky floors are the washroom user’s pet hate

Washroom visitors are more upset by sticky floors in public toilets than factors such as bad smells, unflushed loos or lack of toilet paper according to a new survey.

Dirty or sticky floors were mentioned by 93 per cent of respondents in a study that looked into peoples' pet hates in the washroom. Around 90 per cent objected to unflushed toilets

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China Clean adds more new shows

18th of September 2013
China Clean adds more new shows

The next China Clean Expo takes place from March 31 to April 2 in Shanghai and organisers say there will be another six new shows alongside it - together with a series of conferences and seminars.

New features of the exhibition are Water Jet and Industry Safety; International Indoor Environmental Quality; Drinking Water Purification; Laundry

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Scotland's national handwash campaign scrapped

17th of September 2013
Scotland's national handwash campaign scrapped

A national campaign in Scotland to ensure that NHS hospital staff regularly wash their hands is being scrapped.

But one in 10 doctors are claimed to be still failing to meet the required hand hygiene standards.

A national system of checks on the hand washing habits of frontline workers was launched in 2007 and the results have been published

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