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.
While a majority of BSCs clean their clients’ facilities after normal business hours—typically at night—many are now switching to day cleaning for a number of reasons. Outside of the environmental benefits due to reduced energy consumption and other factors, there are several additional positive effects for your clients, building tenants, and your staff when you move your cleaning operations to the daytime.
While there have been numerous articles in this publication and others discussing green cleaning strategies, the reality is that many BSCs are still hesitant to go green in their operations. When asked why, many say they simply do not get enough demand from their customers. Additionally, some BSCs actually believe green cleaning solutions are made of stuff like grass and wheat germ, and feel these products do not perform as well as traditional ones.
Healthcare reform legislation is going to have a large impact on contractors, and the BSCAI is building resources to help you.