If you have been in the cleaning industry for any length of time you have probably heard the term “cleaning green” roughly a million times. Today, the word “green” has changed colors and become little more than white noise. It seems that everyone is labeling everything they possibly can as “green” in a race to market products to the industry.
Green cleaning is no longer just a buzzword; it is now a way of life. For too long, we have heard how poor indoor environmental quality has had a major impact on business and our daily lives. And we know that the choices we make in cleaning products, equipment, systems and procedures affect our economy and our health.
“When you walk onto a campus, you want it to be an educational environment that is conducive to learning,” says Larry Price, director of facilities at Everett (Wash.) Community College. “Good cleaning helps with that philosophy; when you walk onto our campus, you know you’re in an environment that will foster success."
Even though it’s an employer’s market in today’s tough economy, hiring and training the right person for a position within your company is still a tough job. It’s easy to end up hiring the wrong person. After all, hindsight is 20/20, but it’s an error that can be quite costly, so persistence and patience can help one’s efforts pay off.