Virtual reality - the future of training

28th of June 2024
Virtual reality - the future of training

Debbie Jamieson, HR projects manager at building services provider Churchill Group, explores why training is so important in our sector, the benefits of using VR and how every business can create and implement a VR training programme for their workforce.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT programmes are one of the most powerful things we can offer

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Global finance - “outdated, dysfunctional and unfair”

21st of June 2024
Global finance - “outdated, dysfunctional and unfair”

Almost 80 years since its inception, the global financial system is showing its age and signs of falling into terminal decline. So how can this keystone institution be rejuvenated at a time when its stability has never been more crucial, asks Hartley Milner.

THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM has historically exhibited remarkable powers of recovery from the

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Workplace hygiene - the employees' view

19th of June 2024
Workplace hygiene - the employees' view

How do employees feel about hygiene standards in their workplace? And how far has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted on their perceptions of cleanliness? Essity’s communications director Gareth Lucy shares details of the company’s latest study into workplace hygiene attitudes.

A TOTAL OF 43 PER CENT of workers have now fully returned to

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Sustainability - claims must pass the test

12th of June 2024
Sustainability - claims must pass the test

‘The most sustainable solution’. ‘Better for the environment’. ‘Made with recycled plastic’. Our industry has no shortage of sustainability-related product claims. But do they hold water? And do they benefit customers? Let’s work together to get our industry’s green claims right - says Malene Thiele,

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Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

10th of June 2024
Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

In this exclusive report for ECJ Fernando Sabino and Daniela Rocha at the Portuguese contract cleaning association APFS tell us about the key trends and statistics. The cleaning sector in Portugal grew by 50 per cent between 2018 and 2022, and there are now 7805 businesses operating.

Portugal is the host country for the 2024 European Cleaning

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Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

7th of June 2024
Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

In November 2023 ECJ ran a news story highlighting the findings of a report in the UK about working conditions for cleaning operatives. The year-long investigation by the Centre for Progressive Change found that more than a third of them had worked while unwell because many of them are unable to claim sick pay. In this special report we delve

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