Recruitment initiative in Sweden

29th of June 2012
Recruitment initiative in Sweden

Reporting from Sweden, our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman examines a new government proposal on recruiting people with disabilities.

The Swedish minister for labour Hillevi Engström from the Liberal-Conservative party has recently announced that she wants to encourage companies to hire people with disabilities.

According to recent research

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Towards a better future

29th of June 2012
Towards a better future

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports from the Forum Pulire in Milan.

The Forum Pulire – First National Congress of Integrated Services, which took place in Milan recently, was an opportunity to take stock of  the situation in the cleaning sector  and it was declared a great success.

Over 280 delegates attended the debates

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Fuel costs escalate

29th of June 2012
Fuel costs escalate

German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports on how rising fuel costs are affecting cleaning businesses.

The German public is currently talking about the constantly increasing price of fuel and the ways of cutting respective costs. These costs do not only affect the man in the street but also the economy in general. All businesses in which

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Public sector reform

29th of June 2012
Public sector reform

Public sector contracts have probably never been more hotly contested as swingeing cutbacks take their toll on government and local authority services across the EU. Now the European Commission has announced wide-ranging reforms aimed at making the tendering process easier for all. Hartley Milner reports.

No one can have any doubts about the

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New Sonnenschein batteries from GNB

28th of June 2012
New Sonnenschein batteries from GNB

Two new batteries for use on cleaning machines have been added to the Sonnenschein line from GNB Industrial Power.

The GF 12 076V offers improved high current tolerance and increased capacity, says the company, vital for cleaning machines that are used intensively for long periods of time. For smaller machines there is the new  Sonnenschein

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Digital Management Systems Pro Clean software

28th of June 2012
Digital Management Systems Pro Clean software

The Pro Clean System is a new online calculation and planning tool for the cleaning industry, which is available for use on PC, smartphone or tablet.

Developed by Digital Management Systems, it uses standardised rooms and times for planning work schedules and for calculating quotations. Standard times have been allocated to many tasks and

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