Skilful recruitment

27th of March 2018
Skilful recruitment

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of Metzger Search & Selection talks about how companies attract and retain the best talent in the market.

Contract cleaning is a vibrant industry with a wide variety of businesses, from owner–managed SMEs to multinational corporate companies. The low start-up costs make the industry extremely dynamic

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The green gauge - sustainability

26th of March 2018
The green gauge - sustainability

Most organisations today claim to be sustainable. So how do the sustainability trailblazers set themselves apart from the rest? ECJ finds out what aspects of companies’ sustainability policies make them particularly proud.

A sustainable outlook on the part of any organisation used to be the exception rather than the rule. Those companies

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Save more than water

26th of March 2018
Save more than water

In an average office-based business 65 per cent of water use occurs in the washroom. The advantages of foam soap are endorsed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK, which estimates water savings of up to 50 per cent can be made. Deb Group takes a closer look.

It’s easy to take the water you use for granted. However

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Washrooms - what’s worst?

23rd of March 2018
Washrooms - what’s worst?

No paper, no soap, bad smells, poor hygiene - what irks washroom users the most about the facilities they visit? And how can washroom providers put these issues right? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

We all have our pet hates about the public washroom. Some of us are particularly repelled by bad smells while others detest being confronted with dirty

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Can robots fill the people gap?

22nd of March 2018
Can robots fill the people gap?

Japan’s cleaning industry is increasingly dominated by automation and robotic solutions, which is mainly caused by the growing difficulty professional cleaning companies experience in finding qualified staff. But what is the impact of this development on the industry and where does the cleaning industry stand in terms of employing robots?

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Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

22nd of March 2018
Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

Is there a growing trend towards smaller scrubber dryers, and how do the latest compact models compare in performance with traditional-sized machines? Ann Laffeaty asks the question.

How important is size? It is often a question of fashion and the dimensions of the equipment we use largely depends on current trends.

For instance, when technology

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