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Survey: Cleaning industry is 'doing more with less'

February 1, 2010

CINCINNATI — Eighty-five percent of respondents to the Procter & Gamble Professional "Cleaning in a Down Economy" survey are "doing more with less" in response to current economic conditions, according to a press release.

According to the release, findings of the survey — launched to gauge how decision makers for in-house or contract cleaning services have adapted to recent business conditions — reveals that managers are often required to provide the same amount of work with fewer employees, with 76 percent saying they are under pressure from upper management to keep operating costs down and nearly 90 percent saying they have had to make cutbacks — including staff reductions.

However, 97 percent of respondents say the were able to keep costs down and plan to continue utilizing a "doing more with less" approach even after the economy improves, the release stated.

Matt Koloseike, customer development manager at P&G Professional, said: "Managers in charge of cleaning services were faced with belt tightening activities at the same time as the H1N1 outbreak. To meet this challenge and ensure the effectiveness of their cleaning program, decision makers maximized efficiencies across the entire breadth of their operations, including getting more out of their staff and the products they purchased."

P&G Professional will be hosting a "Streamline Your Cleaning Operation" webinar on March 3 led by industry veteran David Frank, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.