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Kevin Keeler

Kevin Keeler is the founder of Keeler Consulting, and he draws on his unique and long experience in the industry to provide solutions for multiple clients. He specializes in the development and implementation of tools, technology and systems that provide cleanliness, cost effectiveness and accountability. Keeler is the author of Behind The Broom, along with Judy Gillies, president of The Surge Group Inc., and Lance Witschen, president of 1Class Consulting. Visit www.BehindTheBroom.com for more.

ARTICLES

July 2014 Let's Talk Shop

Giving And Taking Advice

Interaction between industry old-timers and newcomers benefits everyone.
July 6, 2014

Reaching back into your past can help you reach out to new employees who could benefit from your words of wisdom.


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May 2014 Lets Talk Shop

Getting Everyone On The Same Page

Developing standards leads to more predictable results.
May 3, 2014

Cleaning, when done properly, is a straightforward series of tasks and procedures repeated multiple times throughout the scheduled workday.


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March 2014 Lets Talk Shop

Finding The Right Work Balance

Take control of your work life before it takes complete control of you.
March 9, 2014

Overwork doesn’t just make Jack ­­— and Jill — dull; it affects our health, our relationships and even our overall happiness. But there is a fine line between efficient effort and having your work life dominate everything else.


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January 2014 Let's Talk Shop

It’s Not Just a Job, It’s a Profession

Attending conferences and other industry events can change the way you see your work.
January 7, 2014

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.


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December 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Bigger Cleaning Budgets Can Lower Costs

In the health care market, inadequate cleaning and HAIs can increase spending by billions of dollars.
December 11, 2013

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?


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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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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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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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