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ESL Employees
October 9, 2019 Nan Hallock

Managing ESL Employees

Thoughtful supervisors can help ensure the success of individual employees who speak English as a second language and teams by building bridges of understanding.

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October 7, 2019 Mili Washington

IICRC Standards

Following industry standards helps your firm streamline processes, trim costs, build credibility, and earn customer loyalty, which ultimately boosts your bottom line.

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September 30, 2019 Sponsored by SunBelt Rentals

2019 BSC/Contract Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report

Find the latest business outlook from fellow building service contractors (BSCs), broken down by business type, size, revenue, geographical location, and more.

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September 20, 2019 Mariah Bliss

6 Tips for Starting Your Own Commercial Cleaning Company

Check out these six tips on how to start a cleaning business, with advice on everything from picking out your cleaning territory to getting your first customer.

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Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor
October 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor

One of the best ways to find a new supervisor or leader is to develop and promote an individual from within the ranks of your existing staff.

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Transitioning to Green and Sustainable Cleaning
October 11, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Transitioning to Green and Sustainable Cleaning

Contractors should adopt green and sustainability initiatives, products, and procedures to help ensure they reach their own financial goals and also secure their survival in the professional cleaning industry of the future.

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Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments
October 10, 2016 Allen Rathey

Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments

The concept of “lean” is about eliminating waste from the workplace. Cleaning organizations can use lean principles to improve the workforce without eliminating employees.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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Unlock the Value of Clean
October 3, 2016 Bill Balek

Unlock the Value of Clean

Implementing proper and effective cleaning can directly affect employee attendance and productivity, asset preservation, and customer satisfaction. Helping decision-makers change the way they view cleaning—not as a cost but as an investment—can go a long way to preserving budgets while improving the business.

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Dealing With a New Building Manager
October 3, 2016 Ron Segura

Dealing With a New Building Manager

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What Facility Pros Should Know About Safety Signs
October 3, 2016 Dennis Knapp

What Facility Pros Should Know About Safety Signs

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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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