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April 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Procurement Conflict

Weighing the importance of cost savings through outsourcing against the value a good or service provides.
April 5, 2013

The outsourcing question has grown from a discussion solely about cost savings to the idea of how outsourcing can support my performance goals and the strategic vision of a company for growth.


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July 2012 Maintenance Matters

The Maintenance Crisis

Stigmas must be dissolved if the shortage of skilled workers is to be overcome.
March 28, 2013

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.


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March 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Knowledge Is Power

Without knowledge, we place control in others' hands and lose our power to influence situational outcomes.
March 18, 2013

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.


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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.
March 18, 2013

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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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.
March 18, 2013

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I find the best subcontractors?

March 12, 2013
February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.
February 12, 2013

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.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Tips For Going Mobile With CMMS

Smoothly and painlessly transitioning into the new age of tracking with computerized maintenance management software.
February 11, 2013

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.


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February 2013 Cleanthoughts

Resisting The Omnipresent Onslaught

Visual reminders that reinforce the significance of hygienically clean hands can help us all maintain good health and avoid the consequences.
February 7, 2013

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.


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February 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

Tablet Technology In The Sales Arena

While distributor sales representatives are well positioned to take advantage of portable computing devices, tablets will not compensate for personal deficiencies.
February 6, 2013

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.


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