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May 29, 2018 Tim Poskin

Adjusting for Seasonal Schedules

Facility Management

Times have changed. Campus operations have innovated to make room for a growing number of summertime activities to fill otherwise empty buildings. How do you staff accordingly?

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May 9, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Managing Multiple Cleaning Environments

Technology and Trends

Managing multiple cleaning environments on a single campus can be stressful and overwhelming. This Facility Focus article presented by IEHA, a division of ISSA, can help your staff get ahead.

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May 7, 2018 Kevin Keeler

Show Some Respect in BSC/In-House Relationships

Business and Management

If your BSCs and in-house staff are working against each other, follow these three tips to help them gain mutual respect.

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April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

The Custodian-Robotic Relationship

Facility Management

Although today's robotic cleaners are highly advanced, they still need a human touch to operate efficiently. Both humans and their equipment must work together to produce the best result. Here's how.

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April 11, 2018 Ron Segura

Triumph With a Solid Company Culture

Business and Management

A solid company culture enables people inside and out of the company to know the company’s philosophy and values, even if business strategies change.

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April 9, 2018 Tim Conn

Retain Top Talent in a Competitive Market

Business and Management

How can you retain employees to ensure the highest levels of service? Sometimes, it does come down to salary and employee benefits.

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March 14, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Sustainability’s Social Equity Problem

Business and Management

Does your organization consider the well-being of its employees when deciding on wages and benefits?

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March 7, 2018 Eric Gaudet

Cleaning With Colors

Health and Safety

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares, and nursing homes.

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March 1, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Certification: What’s the Payoff?

Training

Training and certification is leading one BSC to reduce his insurance premiums by almost 15 percent this year. Can it do the same for you?

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February 21, 2018 Bryan Christiansen

Do You Need to Outsource Maintenance Operations?

Facility Management

Outsourcing is popular in the maintenance industry, especially in facilities that need specialized expertise or short-term or part-time services, and that are concerned about liability.

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December 12, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Seek Power in Numbers

Business and Management

The commercial cleaning industry is full of go-getters, whether they are operating a business that’s part of a franchise or an independently run company. How do they stand out against their competition?

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December 11, 2017 Judy Gillies

Don’t Get Caught in the Cleaning Industry’s Perfect Storm

Business and Management

This perfect storm of trending business decisions can sabotage cleaning operations if facility managers don’t head them off.

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