Working longer = more productive?

21st of July 2017
Working longer = more productive?

Long hours at the grindstone may turn our brains to mush but they can also leave us feeling all warm and virtuous and not a little sniffy about others who appear not to share our work ethic. But for all that, surveys show that we are labouring under an illusion if we believe we are necessarily any more productive, writes Hartley Milner.

The

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards entry deadline extended

20th of July 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards entry deadline extended

Thought you'd missed the deadline for the the 2017 European Cleaning Hygiene Awards? Well you now have extra time because the closing date has been extended to next Friday, July 28.

Founded by ECJ, these are the only pan-European Awards that celebrate the innovation, excellence and leadership present in our industry. They are a great way to show

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ISSA Hygieia network seeks to mentor young professionals

19th of July 2017
ISSA Hygieia network seeks to mentor young professionals

Cleaning industry association ISSA, in partnership with Diversey Care, has established a mentoring programme through the ISSA Hygieia Network (IHN) to cultivate the success of women in the professional cleaning sector. Mentors are currently available to be matched with mentees-professionals at any stage in their careers.

IHN is the women's

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - closing date this week!

17th of July 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - closing date this week!

The deadline for entries to the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2017 is rapidly approaching. You only have until this Thursday, July 20, to submit your entry if you want to be among those celebrating success at the glittering awards ceremony in Rome on November 9.


Millions of people work in the professional cleaning sector across Europe,

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Boost for cleaning industry as millennials clamour for cleaners

14th of July 2017
Boost for cleaning industry as millennials clamour for cleaners

Nearly half of all millennials are hiring cleaners because they are "too busy" to clean their own flats.

And this has contributed to a 25 per cent rise in demand for domestic cleaners over the past five years, according to insurer Esure. The company claims that most of this demand is coming from young professionals living in one or two-bedroom

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Norwegian researchers develop solar panel cleaning robot

13th of July 2017
Norwegian researchers develop solar panel cleaning robot

A solar farm in Hungary is using a newly-developed cleaning robot, whose micro-shower and cleaning pad remove the contaminant particles from solar cells - maximising their efficiency.

The robot was developed as a joint project between Norway's independent research organisation SINTEF and Hungarian company ProDSP Technology. It works without using

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