Housekeeping Hijinks Close Out Celebratory Week
Housekeepers compete in Olympic Games for International Housekeepers Week
As International Housekeepers Week comes to a close, some appreciative employers celebrated their cleaning crews in a traditional fashion with luncheons or newspaper writeups. Others gave their housekeepers the opportunity to flex their muscles and join some friendly competition.
Housekeeping teams from several hotels in Northern California raced against each other through an obstacle course that had them making a bed, navigating a vacuum through cones, setting up a vanity plate, folding towels, shooting a roll of toilet paper into a trash can, and wrapping the manager of each team with toilet paper, the Times Standard reports. The team from Benbow Historic Inn in Garberville, CA, took first place.
Learn some best practices on cleaning hotel rooms, minus the obstacle course.
Identify the High-Potential Workers on Your Management Team
Every business wants high-potential (HIPO) employees on its team. As HIPO employees are future leaders, it’s crucial for employers to engage and retain these staff members before they take their talents elsewhere.
Attend the session, “Why You Need HIPOs on Your Management Team,” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the ISSA Show North America 2018 in Dallas, TX, to learn how to differentiate between high-potential and high-performer employees, and why both types of workers are important to the success of your business.
Register for the Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest
Attention school custodians: Registration for SC Johnson Professional’s annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest is now open. The contest promotes the importance of hand washing at school by encouraging K-12 students to use their creative skills and imagination to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser.
Schools can enter the contest online now through November 1, 2018. Finalists in two categories—elementary
and middle/high school—will be announced on February 1, 2019, after which the public can then vote for their favorite designs. The design with
the most votes in each category will be announced in April 2019 and will receive the top prize – a US$300 gift card, a $750 donation to the school,
and up to 500 manual soap/sanitizer dispensers featuring the winning design.
Supplier Acquires Cleaning and Restoration Product Distributor
Aramsco, a product and service supplier to contractors in environmental safety, disaster response, surface preparation, and restoration, announced it has acquired Sun-Belt USA.
Sun-Belt USA, based in Raleigh, NC, provides products and solutions to specialty contractors that focus on professional cleaning and restoration.
“Sun-Belt and Aramsco share the same commitment to providing customers with an unparalleled purchasing experience,” says Steve Boyette, president of Sun-Belt USA. “We are excited to work together to provide our customers with the best products and services in the industry.”