Advertisement
See What's New in

Business & Management

Inside of a dialysis center showing treatment stations
August 1, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 3: Dialysis Centers

Knowing how to properly handle biohazardous waste is critical for any cleaning service considering making a bid to clean a dialysis center.

Article
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.

Video
Dictionary definition of legislative
July 23, 2019 Ariel Feldman

Advocating for the Cleaning Industry

ISSA tracks and addresses various legislative issues pertaining to the cleaning and maintenance industry to educate and engage its members, policymakers, and the public at large.

Article
executive looking out window
July 17, 2019 Bruce DeLoatch

The Science of Leadership

Learn how to developing yourself as an effective leader can be the best way to develop and retain superstar employees.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
Acing Spacing Inventories
July 21, 2016 Lance Witschen

Acing Spacing Inventories

Maximizing cleaning budgets is a major goal of any cleaning operation. Above all, this means assigning the right number of cleaners to cover a certain area.

Article