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.
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.
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.
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.