The robot vacuum cleaner that can be controlled using Amazon’s Alexa

6th of January 2017
The robot vacuum cleaner that can be controlled using Amazon’s Alexa

An automatic vacuum cleaner for people who like to bark out orders to their appliances has been presented to visitors at this year's CES technology show in Las Vegas.

Samsung's Powerbot VR7000 can be linked with Amazon's Echo Support technology to enable it to be activated via voice controls.

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that features a

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Main reasons why employees are not engaged in their work and what you can do about it

5th of January 2017
Main reasons why employees are not engaged in their work and what you can do about it

The world is currently experiencing an employee engagement crisis and recent data suggests that only 13 per cent of employees worldwide are engaged in their work. But why are employees not engaged and what can facility managers do about it? Peter Ankerstjerne, ISS head of group marketing, writes his latest ECJ blog.

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ISS Netherlands joins partnership to strengthen integration and employment of refugees

4th of January 2017
ISS Netherlands joins partnership to strengthen integration and employment of refugees

ISS Netherlands has partnered with the Refugee Talent Hub - a non-profit effort led by ISS customer Accenture along with other corporations, public agencies, and NGOs - to support and accelerate the acceptance, integration, education and employment of refugees in the Netherlands.

The first traineeships and full positions at ISS were launched on

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Haniel and Rentokil Initial sign agreement to form European service company

30th of December 2016
Haniel and Rentokil Initial sign agreement to form European service company

Haniel and Rentokil Initial have signed an agreement to create a joint venture to create a European company for workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services.

After acquiring the continental European business from Rentokil Initial in the areas of hygiene, workwear and cleanroom services, Haniel will hold around 82 per cent of the shares, while

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Children's hospital takes a tough stand on hand hygiene

29th of December 2016
Children's hospital takes a tough stand on hand hygiene

A paediatric hospital in the US achieved dramatic results after taking a tough stand on hand hygiene among its staff.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio decided drastic action was needed after seeing a spike in hospital-acquired infections. Self-reported surveys indicated that the unit had good hand hygiene standards. But when hospital

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Toilet tissue for smartphones trialled in Japanese airport washrooms

28th of December 2016
Toilet tissue for smartphones trialled in Japanese airport washrooms

The Japanese already have a well-established reputation for their hygienic washrooms. Now they are raising the bar even further with the introduction of 'toilet tissue' for smartphones at Narita International Airport in Tokyo.

Users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone

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