The long fight against illiteracy

5th of January 2018
The long fight against illiteracy

The French federation of cleaning companies (FEP) is actively involved in national initiatives tackling illiteracy, writes ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols in his latest blog.

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Major clean-up follows New Year celebrations in Times Square

4th of January 2018
Major clean-up follows New Year celebrations in Times Square

More than 290 cleaning operatives took to the streets of New York this week.

Their task was to clear up the mess created by the estimated one million revellers who celebrated New Year's Eve in Times Square.

Times Square is where the renowned "ball drop" takes place at 11.59pm precisely. A giant glittering ball descends 43 metres down a flagpole,

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Dirty washrooms deter 97 per cent of Brits from returning to a restaurant

3rd of January 2018
Dirty washrooms deter 97 per cent of Brits from returning to a restaurant

New research has revealed just how many people are put off returning to restaurants because of the poor standard of the washrooms.

The survey commissioned by Cannon Hygiene was carried out by YouGov, who polled 2,012 Britsh adults. Over 97 per cent of those questioned would be put off returning to a restaurant or bar because of poor toilets.

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ISSA and Amsterdam RAI restructure agreement

2nd of January 2018
ISSA and Amsterdam RAI restructure agreement

Cleaning industry association ISSA and RAI Amsterdam, who previously co-organised the ISSA/INTERCLEAN group of cleaning trade exhibitions around the world, have restructured their agreement to "allow both organisations to thrive in the global marketplace".

As part of the restructure Amsterdam RAI events will be named Interclean while ISSA will

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The pitfalls of recruitment

29th of December 2017
The pitfalls of recruitment

In many ways, a job interview is not so very unlike a first date. And as with the course of true love, the path to finding an ideal match is just as likely to be strewn with banana skins as rose petals, for both parties. Hartley Milner explores the pitfalls of the recruitment process.

As a business manger, you are looking for a long and

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Crisis point for poor toilets

28th of December 2017
Crisis point for poor toilets

A new study reveals that poor washroom provision in stadiums and other high-traffic venues is reaching a crisis point. Jenny Turner from Tork manufacturer Essity considers ways in which this situation can be improved.

Stadium washrooms are notorious for their poor standards. Anyone who has attended a large live music or sporting event will

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