Many facility maintenance distributors first began to notice that their industry was changing some time during the early 1990s.
If employees are not held accountable for little things, it can eventually lead to bigger, more damaging sins.
While 13 states have increased or will increase the minimum wage for workers in 2014, 11 more states will consider minimum wage increases this year.
“People are people,” the old saying goes, and everyone brings their own personal baggage with them to work.
As a manager of cleaning operations, working for the same organization and seeing the same people every day, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture.
They’re one of the awe-inspiring parts of any major city: Skyscrapers and other large buildings that see people going in and out at all hours of the day.
How could they invest so much in the medical center without recognizing the need for the highly qualified and well-trained environmental services workers required to clean it?
It’s not uncommon to see building service contractors and in-house cleaning managers juggling the procurement of products, tools and equipment from multiple suppliers and multiple locations.
Anything that takes the focus off the customer can put fledgling businesses in harm’s way.