By diluting the negative stigmas surrounding the service industry, more people will feel energized about embracing the hands-on, technical roles that are at the core of American ingenuity.
There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.
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.
Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.
Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.
CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.
We are taught from a very young age that clean hands are important; as children, we are instructed to wash them before eating, after visiting the restroom, following contact with sick individuals and any time they appear dirty.
Even in the JanSan industry — a realm that is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies — we’re seeing more and more distributors invest in tablets for their sales representatives.
While some companies and facilities have taken active steps to develop internal training and certification programs, there are several organizations that can provide effective curriculum resources and help educate workers.