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January 17, 2020 CMM Staff

Keep an Eye on the Competition in 2020

Business and Management

CMM benchmarking survey helps BSCs get a better picture of their peers, the industry, and how their business measures up.

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Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans
June 12, 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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Tips for FM Firms: Working with Organized Labor
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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Managing Minimum Wage Increases Across State Lines
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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Wage Increases Won’t Stop BSC Expansions
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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Best Practice Tips for I-9 Compliance
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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I-9 Compliance
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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How Communication and Training Builds 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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Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment
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 Handbook 101
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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Adjusting for Seasonal Schedules
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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Managing Multiple Cleaning Environments
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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