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Articles Tagged with ''employees''

September 2013 Contractor Success

Healthcare Reform Adds Up

The new legislation will not only increase costs; it will create administrative burdens as well.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Healthcare Reform, was created to ensure that healthcare is available to all Americans, but the execution of the Act is creating challenges for businesses in many industries — and the cleaning and maintenance industry is no exception.


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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.

Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.


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July 2013 Feature 6

Surviving A Reduction Environment

Sound management strategies that managers can use to accomplish more with fewer resources.

In today’s cleaning environment, K-12s are making some drastic changes to their cleaning programs. Many of these changes, aimed at reducing the bottom line, simply lower the level of cleaning.


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June 2013 Contractor Success

The Affordable Care Act and Cleaning Businesses

ObamaCare is a reality; knowing how it will affect your business is imperative.

Cleaning industries are particularly affected by the Affordable Heathcare Act because there must be enough employees to service and clean accounts — this makes many businesses responsible for providing their employees with full healthcare.


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June 2013 Contractor Success

Increase Sales By Offering Bundled Services

When you choose to offer your customers services that your competition does not, it automatically puts you a cut above the rest.

There is a way for you to make your company stand heads above all of the other cleaning companies in your hometown market.


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May 2013 A Clean Sweep

Taking The Necessary Steps

View ongoing training and education as an investment and your employees will continue to develop the skills they need to exceed.

Dedication to employee development is a clear sign that an organization is taking the right steps in preparing individuals for success and advancement.


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April 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Quality Is Expected And Should Be Inspected

To accurately evaluate quality, you must first establish a baseline and then measure cleaning outcomes against your starting point in an unbiased, repeatable manner.

Many managers, supervisors and owners are unsure how to determine if their cleaners are meeting expectations and whether or not their customers’ demands are being fulfilled.


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March 2013 Cover Story

We'll See You On Monday

Thoroughly vetting candidates can help in finding ideal employees who are worth the investment in time and resources.

This changing of the cleanliness and hygiene guard occurs almost seasonally, and one has to wonder if our hiring practices are contributing to the turnover phenomenon.


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