Use technology for efficiency

1st of July 2011
Use technology for efficiency

In his third article for ECJ, Diversey's Pedro Chidichimo explains the benefits for facility management companies of implementing and running IT systems and procedures to improve their front and back office operations. He says internet based applications can differentiate a business from its competitors through improved service quality, and

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Don't fall foul of discrimination laws

30th of June 2011
Don't fall foul of discrimination laws

The law on workplace discrimination is a minefield for the unwary, with employers who fail to watch their step risking becoming embroiled in costly and time-consuming disputes that can be as damaging to their reputation as their bottom line. Hartley Milner reports on the pitfalls of the legislation for businesses.

A notice of claim from an

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Open borders advantages

30th of June 2011

Leading economists agree that Germany will profit from openings its borders to workers from the newest EU member states. Restrictions were lifted on May 1 to allow people from the eight central European countries to enter the country.

The opening of the German labour market comes at the right time, according to Michael Hüther, president of

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All part of the system

30th of June 2011
All part of  the system

How large a part does the dispenser play in a successful wiping system? And do the benefits offered by a dispenser in terms of consumption control and product protection offset the investment costs involved? ECJ finds out.

Wipers are vital to the smooth running of a whole range of businesses. Industrial spills in a factory should be cleaned up

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New products - wipes and cloths

30th of June 2011

A look at the latest product innovations in the wipes and cloths sector.

Purpose engineered

PGI says its Chicopee wiping range features purpose engineered solutions for the food & service, floor & surface, and industrial & automotive sectors.

Within the food & service range, for example, there are disposable solutions for one

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A different point of view

30th of June 2011
A different  point of view

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks exclusively to Hans Simons, who was recently appointed president of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI). EFCI is the pan-European organisation representing the contract cleaning sector, and is made up of national associations from EU member states.

"If I can take one small step at a time I

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