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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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April 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Procurement Conflict

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

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

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.

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.

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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