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sweeping up construction debris
May 17, 2019 Joel Craddock

10 Safety Considerations for Construction Cleanup

Health and Safety

Unlike standard janitorial services, construction cleanup requires attention to every surface. From drywall dust to large sawdust and paint-splatter, there’s a wide range of service to implement.

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Manufacturing facility warehouse floor
May 2, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Hard Floors

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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Colleagues high-fiving
April 1, 2019 Dan Ringo

Tips for FM Firms: Working with Organized Labor

Business and Management

Here are several tips to ensure your operation has the management in place to handle a successful union relationship.

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Yotel New York entrace with digital room check-in
March 26, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

How High-Tech Solutions are Shaping Hospitality

Technology and Trends

Robots may be the solution for increasing housekeeping efficiencies, while creating better experiences for hotel patrons

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Dollar signs across a digital map
March 19, 2019 Erin Brereton

Managing Minimum Wage Increases Across State Lines

Business and Management

New hourly pay requirements across the United States have created daunting scenarios for cleaning providers with operations in more than one area

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top BSC challenges
December 18, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Wage Increases Won’t Stop BSC Expansions

Business and Management

CMM survey shows staffing is a top issue, but the market looks bright for contract cleaning companies

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ICE folder
December 11, 2018 Natalia Gove

Best Practice Tips for I-9 Compliance

Business and Management

To avoid violations in the case of an I-9 audit, establish a proper corporate compliance policy by following these tips.

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Back view of a man in handcuffs
December 11, 2018 Natalia Gove

I-9 Compliance

Business and Management

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cracked down on businesses, increasing audits and raids to ensure workforce compliance. Is your company prepared?

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Communication bubbles showing communication and training among housekeeping professionals
August 1, 2018

How Communication and Training Builds Housekeeping Professionals

Training

For a team to be successful they must work well together, develop exceptional chemistry, and be led in an effective manner. All this is accomplished through communication and by finding a connection to those you are leading.

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A woman whose a leader in facility management
July 30, 2018 Jenean Merkel Perelstein

How Women Leaders in Facility Management Can Break Down Barriers

Facility Management

Female facility director Stephanie Poskin answers tough questions on perseverance and professional growth for women in the industry.

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Maintenance of an upright vacuum
June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

Hard Floors

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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employee reading handbook
May 29, 2018 Erin Brereton

Employee Handbook 101

Business and Management

An employee handbook can be a valuable asset, providing protection for both employees and their organizations. Here are basic principles and policies you will want to make sure to include.

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