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Erin Brereton

Erin Brereton is a Chicago-based freelance writer, editor, and marketing consultant who has written about the cleaning industry; business and finance; and other topics for the Chicago Tribune, trade magazines, and other publications.

ARTICLES

November/December 2016

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Tips for implementing water reduction

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.


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September 2016

The State of HAI Prevention

Infections continue to pose problems for U.S. health care facilities—but their elimination efforts are making admirable strides

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.


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March 2016 Personnel and Policies

Hiring the Next Generation

How to get millennials in the door and on your payroll

To successfully hire millennial employees, commercial cleaning service providers will need to understand what amenities, outreach efforts, and schedules generation members want—and what training and career development they’ll need.


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