UK sees growing labour shortages

21st of September 2017
UK sees growing labour shortages

Employers in the UK say they have struggled with growing labour shortages since the Brexit vote last summer. Hartley Milner looks at how a downward trend in migration is impacting on sectors that have come to rely on workers from the EU.

Britain is fast losing its appeal as the land of milk and honey for Europeans seeking to build better futures

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Singapore's long march to professional cleaning

20th of September 2017
Singapore's long march to professional cleaning

In Singapore, streets and public spaces are remarkably clean. The government reached this level of cleanliness due to some draconian anti-littering laws. While the Singaporean cleaning industry has contributed to this spotless state of the streets, some argue the cleaning industry deserves more appreciation – both in terms of salary, as well

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Workplace of the future

18th of September 2017
Workplace of the future

Global facilities service provider ISS has opened its new German headquarters in Düsseldorf with the theme ‘Workplace of the Future’. In the building the company is showcasing a new working culture entitled ‘New Ways of Working’ and all building services are being driven using smart technology. ECJ editor Michelle

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Cleanliness equals productivity

15th of September 2017
Cleanliness equals productivity

VSR chairman Jacco Vonhof, ECJ’s Dutch correspondent, brings news of research indicating that the level of office cleanliness directly impacts on employees’ productivity.

Not only does the standard of cleaning impact productivity, it also contributes to the general satisfaction of employees. Employees are more satisfied when their

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New ways of dealing with litter

13th of September 2017
New ways of dealing with litter

As French reporter Christian Bouzols writes, the country’s litter problem demands radical action.

Keeping French beaches and public places clean, particularly in the south of the country, is a matter of major concern.

Local authorities involved with this problem are often overworked due to the lack of civic-mindedness and negligence of the

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Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

11th of September 2017
Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

European Customer Synergy (ECS) is a pan-European facilities management (FM) company, headquartered in Brussels. It delivers a range of facilities management services, varying from single services to integrated FM solutions. With more than 400 offices in 41 countries, the company generates an accumulated revenue of €3.6 billion.

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