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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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High Dusting Kits from ProTeam
February 6, 2019 Sponsored by ProTeam

High Dusting Kits from ProTeam

ProTeam® offers High Dusting Kits that bring many above-the-floor areas within the cleaner’s reach for safe and efficient cleaning.

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April 17, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Invest in Sustainability for Growth and Stability

Businesses that take steps to protect their facilities against climate change can pour as much as US$26 billion into the world's economy and create as many as 65 million "low carbon" jobs by 2030.

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April 15, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

2019 In-House Survey Shows FMs Reign Over Budgets

Gain insight into how your fellow FMs are making their purchasing decisions; read our report on CMM's 2019 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, sponsored by 3M.

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Field Training: Difficult, but Vital
October 3, 2016 Allen Rathey

Field Training: Difficult, but Vital

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Top to Bottom: The Challenge of Organizational Clarity
September 29, 2016 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Top to Bottom: The Challenge of Organizational Clarity

Maintaining organizational clarity from senior management to the operative level is necessary to ensure consistent service delivery.

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Bidding and Estimating Convention Centers
September 28, 2016 William R. Griffin

Bidding and Estimating Convention Centers

Cleaning convention centers, regardless of size, takes people, products, equipment, and planning.

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Federal Overtime Regulation Revisions
August 31, 2016 Bill Balek

Federal Overtime Regulation Revisions

Effective December 1, 2016, employers must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) much anticipated Final Rule that substantially revises the federal overtime pay regulations.

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Savings Stashed in the Janitorial Closet
August 29, 2016 Terry Sambrowski

Savings Stashed in the Janitorial Closet

Often we hear that cleaning solutions only amount to 5 or 10 percent of a cleaning contractor’s overhead. However, this 5 or 10 percent can really add up as a contract cleaning business grows.

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BSC Business Roundup
August 26, 2016 CMM Staff

BSC Business Roundup

To better understand the often-complex dynamics of BSC businesses in today’s marketplace, Cleaning and Maintenance Management (CMM) conducted our annual BSC Benchmarking Survey this spring.

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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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On Track and On Time
August 10, 2016 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

On Track and On Time

The major challenge building service contractors (BSCs) face when it comes to retaining accounts and earning a profit is keeping front-line personnel on track and on time as it relates to delivering quality services that have been stated in the service agreement.

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Buy-ins and Visions
August 9, 2016 Ron Segura

Buy-ins and Visions

It’s hard enough to ask cleaning professionals to make changes in their cleaning routines, procedures, and the products they use to perform their cleaning tasks, but when management purchases a piece of equipment (a cleaning solution or tool)without their advanced “buy-in,” you can expect additional resistance.

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Proper Performance Review Protocol
July 29, 2016 Octavia Perez

Proper Performance Review Protocol

Through performance reviews, you can work as a team to identify any barriers that the employee may be experiencing.

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Face-to-Face Networking
July 26, 2016 Ron Segura

Face-to-Face Networking

Instead of relying on 21st-Century marketing techniques, he used one of the oldest tools in the business handbook: face-to-face networking.

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Combating “Improvement Blindness”
July 26, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Combating “Improvement Blindness”

The term “change blindness” essentially refers to a person not noticing a change—or set of changes—in his or her environment.

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