Horses for courses...

5th of October 2016
Horses for courses...

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits building services provider Facilicom, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands. The company has identified the advantages of incorporating horses into its management training, with great success.

As the building services market develops across Europe and clients have changing expectations, so the providers

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New app tells staff which toilets are busy

5th of October 2016
New app tells staff which toilets are busy

A Finnish company has created an app that lets office workers know which toilets are free and which are occupied - without them having to leave their desks.

Employees at digital innovation consultancy Futurice in central Helsinki created the app following frustrations that the gents' toilets were often occupied. Members of staff therefore wasted

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Loo with a view - China's first all-glass toilet

4th of October 2016
Loo with a view - China's first all-glass toilet

A city in China's southern Hunan province is hoping to encourage tourists to visit its countryside with the opening of transparent public toilets.

The loos, located on top of trees near Shiyan Lake in Changsha, offer spectacular views of the forest below - and also of fellow toilet users.

According to sources, walls that separate the cubicles -

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Cleaning - maybe a wise career choice

4th of October 2016
Cleaning - maybe a wise career choice

Cleaning is not considered the hottest job on a CV. But it may be a wise career choice - says ECJ’s Danish correspondent Lotte Printz.

September marks the beginning of an academic year. A record-breaking number of students start university studies in Denmark where vocational education has been struggling in recent years to attract

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards – and the winners are…!

30th of September 2016
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards – and the winners are…!

The winners of the inaugural European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - founded by ECJ - were announced at a glittering ceremony in Barcelona last week.

Finalists, industry leaders and sponsors gathered at the Majestic Hotel to celebrate and recognise the high standards of innovation and quality being achieved by cleaning industry companies. The

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Paris’ elite cleaning unit

29th of September 2016
Paris’ elite cleaning unit

French ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols reports on a special cleaning team that takes care of exceptional operations in Paris.

It is 6.30 on a Thursday morning in Paris. Four police coaches are keeping watch on the Place de la République in Paris. Another event, called Nuit Debout, bringing hundreds of Parisians together to discuss the

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