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The First Step: Safety in Numbers

The following article is from Behind the Broom and is written by Lance Witschen, President and Founder of 1Class Consulting.

When I think of the cleaning industry today, I immediately think of the metrics. I consider them to be the key elements in any decision-making that a facility manager has to do, regarding the cleaning and maintenance of his/her facility.

Software: Your Silent Partner

CMS (Cleaning Management Software) will improve efficiency in every aspect of your operation, because all the relevant information is in one place and connected through the magic of an inter-relational database. Think about a room full of file cabinets, holding reams of paper, containing years’ worth of information recorded or tabulated by hand. Now imagine it needing to be pulled and coordinated to create reports, perform studies, or simply determine what one individual’s job entails.

The New World of Cleaning

The following article is from Behind the Broom and is written by Judy Gillies, President and Founder of the Surge Group.

There is a shift taking place in the cleaning industry. Facility managers are beginning to understand that clean facilities are an investment that both attract and protect its occupants and customers.

Women in the Cleaning Industry

Like most businesses today, diversity in the workplace has become an important issue and has opened up not only avenues of debate and discussion, but opportunities for different age-groups, ethnic minorities and, of course, women to step up to the plate and assume executive and management positions they are qualified to hold. Various studies have shown that this growing diversity in the boardroom can offer many benefits to a company including new ideas, varying viewpoints and fresh insights that aid in problem-solving, strategic planning and service enhancement.

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