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Human Resources

Women in the Cleaning Industry
March 2, 2020 Dr. Felicia L. Townsend

5 Ways to Champion Women in the Cleaning Industry

Business and Management

To retain the best talent and elevate women of all different backgrounds, consider implementing best practices that support women in the workplace.

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eye on the competition
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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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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Attract Millennial Workers…and Keep Them
February 20, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Attract Millennial Workers…and Keep Them

Business and Management

Promoting your company’s environmental practices is a good way to recruit and keep millennial workers. Here's how you can put your organization's sustainability successes on display.

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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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Participatory Ergonomics: A Leadership Style for Improving Employee Performance
September 24, 2018 Jack Brosnan

Participatory Ergonomics: A Leadership Style for Improving Employee Performance

Training

Participatory economics is a leadership model that will help your entire organization work smarter, not harder. Gene Woodard addresses this approach to leadership and training.

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Pitching Company Policies
September 11, 2018 Tim Poskin

Pitching Company Policies

Business and Management

How do you empower your cleaning team to carry out company policies? If it’s in the employee handbook, certainly they’ll follow it, right? Well, not necessarily.

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Employee Engagement Involves More Than Buzzwords
September 10, 2018 Lance Witschen

Employee Engagement Involves More Than Buzzwords

Business and Management

Allowing workers to give feedback on job site challenges conveys your organization cares about their health and welfare.

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Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation
August 22, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation

Health and Safety

Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department offers life-saving advice and an opportunity to learn more at October's ISSA Show.

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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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