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Sharing the Secrets: Effective Training

As members of the cleaning profession, we know it is not as easy as it looks. Like doctors and nurses, we are responsible for the health, image and overall care of the buildings we service. When you look at it that way, it is easy to see why training is so important. As with any other profession, it is imperative that workers understand the most efficient, effective and safe way to perform their jobs.

Fifteen Pillars for Cleaning Productivity

The following article is written by Gary Clipperton. Gary is a Consultant in the cleaning industry, and owner of National ProClean.

Every manager’s dream is to build self-directed work teams that deliver immaculate results in record breaking times. That doesn’t happen overnight. Cleaning managers must instill the necessary diagnostic skills so it’s nearly impossible for failure

Bigger Cleaning Budgets Can Lower Costs

Health care associated infections, some due to a contaminated environment, cost lives and add billions of dollars to U.S. health care costs each year.

Gina’s head was spinning as she left the meeting. The Medical Center where she worked for 20 years was demanding a 10 percent cut in her cleaning staff. They had just added a new cardiac care wing, equipped with the most advanced technology. How could they invest so much in the Medical Center without recognizing the need for the highly qualified and well-trained environmental services workers required to clean it?

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.

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