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The Business Owner's Dirty Dozen, Part 2

Even more not-so-obvious tips to help operations put clients first.
November 14, 2013

Anything that takes the focus off the customer can put fledgling businesses in harm’s way.


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October 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Proper Staffing Includes More Than Just Cleaning

In calculating or justifying staffing needs, you must account for both cleaning and non-cleaning time.
October 9, 2013

As cleaning professionals, one of the most difficult tasks we face is staffing our facilities, especially in a tough economy where every dollar counts.


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Customized GHS compliance website and marketing available

October 4, 2013

As the December 1, 2013, GHS training deadline draws near, the OSHA GHS Package from JanSanOptimize.com answers the need for distributors to provide customers with the tools they need to comply with government mandated GHS training and avoid hefty penalties.


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September 2013 Training Tips

The True Value Of Training And Development

The measurable benefits of training result from many factors including relevancy, timeliness and tracking.
September 10, 2013

A comprehensive custodial training program brings measurable benefits to both your organization and its cleaning staff.


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September 2013 Feature 3

Workloading Creates Accountable Cleaning

Accurate and scientific calculations prove imperative when dealing with larger locations.
September 9, 2013

When it comes to smaller commercial facilities such as offices, building service contractors (BSCs) and facility managers (FMs) typically can estimate their cleaning needs, the amount of time it should take, how many workers will be needed, and with this information, an idea of how much the work will cost.


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August 2013 A Clean Sweep

Get Swept Away

The cleaning industry, a recession proof job market, will allow one soon-to-be graduate a way to make a living immediately.
August 14, 2013

The task of searching for a job, especially one in the field the student has been studying for throughout the past two to four years, can seem like a job in and of itself. But one soon-to-be graduate is bypassing the arduous process of job searching and creating one of his very own.


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August 2013 Let's Talk Shop

When Hiring New Cleaners, Consider Those With Special Needs

Hiring disabled employees benefits the individual, the organization and the community.
August 14, 2013

While training students with special needs for jobs in the cleaning industry took a little longer and required more effort, what they brought to the workplace made that time both productive and worthwhile.


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August 2013 Raising Standards

Choose The Right Time For Cleaning

How qualified operations can tailor their offerings to better meet customer needs.
August 14, 2013

Scheduling cleaning tasks and labor load at the right time for the building and its occupants results in cleaner buildings, optimized cleaning performance and healthier building occupants.


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August 2013 Feature 2

Tips To Create Holistic Sustainability

A successful program is not just about obtaining green certificates; instead it should be a part of every effort.
August 9, 2013

“Being green” can be achieved through a holistic approach towards sustainability. Such an approach requires looking at all aspects of your business in terms of sustainability, including cleaning, and incorporating it into your company culture so it defines your organization and is communicated to your customers.


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ICAN/ATEX: How can we deal with less man power?

July 11, 2013