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How Online Universities are Changing the Game for BSCs

One of the greatest benefits of continual technological innovation is the amount of information and the ease of access to it. For BSCs, working in an industry with high turnover means that we continually have to find ways to provide employees access to essential training and educational materials. This is one of the key ways to keep a multitude of employees up to date and in tip-top shape.

Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:34

Robots: From Fairytale to Fairly Close

Robots: From Fairytale to Fairly Close

While substantially artificially intelligent robots are still far off in our future, the cleaning industry is seeing an increasing diversification of the availability of automated machines that can efficiently perform tasks. Automated vacuums and floor scrubbers, for example, have begun growing in popular discussion in the industrial cleaning industry. We did some investigating and gathered a list of pros and cons to consider as the age of the all-automatic begins to dawn.

Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:34

Fear on the Night Shift

Fear on the Night Shift

No one should have to worry about their personal safety while at work. The standards for a safe work environment for commercial cleaning crews differs greatly depending on worksite and the scope of the job, and includes a plethora of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that employers must follow to protect their employees.

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
Servicon’s Strategy of Building a World Class Cleaning Company

California based, Servicon got started with Air Force contracts in 1973. They are now a janitorial service company empire because they put customers first

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
Avoid Legal Risks When Interviewing New Hires

From a legal compliance standpoint, interviewing and screening applicants is a time of high risk for your company. Many seemingly benign questions, either on the employment application or in the interview, can lead a candidate (or court of law) to conclude that you are doing just that—discriminating against a protected class.

Published in May/Jun 2015
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

The Art of Firing Employees

The Art of Firing Employees

No one, except perhaps Donald Trump, likes to fire people. Typically it is a stressful, scary and upsetting experience for everyone involved. So is it possible that there is actually an “art” to firing an employee? In a word, yes.

Published in Management
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