UK sees growing labour shortages

21st of September 2017
UK sees growing labour shortages

Employers in the UK say they have struggled with growing labour shortages since the Brexit vote last summer. Hartley Milner looks at how a downward trend in migration is impacting on sectors that have come to rely on workers from the EU.

Britain is fast losing its appeal as the land of milk and honey for Europeans seeking to build better futures

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Singapore's long march to professional cleaning

20th of September 2017
Singapore's long march to professional cleaning

In Singapore, streets and public spaces are remarkably clean. The government reached this level of cleanliness due to some draconian anti-littering laws. While the Singaporean cleaning industry has contributed to this spotless state of the streets, some argue the cleaning industry deserves more appreciation – both in terms of salary, as well

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 – congratulations to the finalists!

18th of September 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 – congratulations to the finalists!

The shortlist of finalists in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 has been announced today. These awards recognising standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector Europe-wide and launched by ECJ are in their second year - the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on

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Workplace of the future

18th of September 2017
Workplace of the future

Global facilities service provider ISS has opened its new German headquarters in Düsseldorf with the theme ‘Workplace of the Future’. In the building the company is showcasing a new working culture entitled ‘New Ways of Working’ and all building services are being driven using smart technology. ECJ editor Michelle

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Cleanliness equals productivity

15th of September 2017
Cleanliness equals productivity

VSR chairman Jacco Vonhof, ECJ’s Dutch correspondent, brings news of research indicating that the level of office cleanliness directly impacts on employees’ productivity.

Not only does the standard of cleaning impact productivity, it also contributes to the general satisfaction of employees. Employees are more satisfied when their

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ISS and Barclays extend global facility services partnership

14th of September 2017
ISS and Barclays extend global facility services partnership

Facility services provider ISS has agreed to extend its global agreement with Barclays bank whereby ISS delivers integrated facility services (IFS) to approximately 1,600 Barclays sites in 35 countries. The agreement is extended for five years until 2022.

Jeff Gravenhorst, ISS' group ceo commented: "We are proud and honoured by the confidence of

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