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Play to Your Employees’ Strengths

I almost fired an extremely valuable employee this year. I had raised her into a position that provided better pay, hours, and a less strenuous workload. But as soon as she got into the role, she floundered. No matter the amount of training and one-on-one coaching I...

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Is Workplace Burnout a Burning Issue?

Are your employees unhappy with the work they’re doing? Better yet, are YOU unhappy? You and those that work with you could be suffering from burnout. Burnout seems like a term we use when we want to lump our stress and exhaustion into one place. However, it’s so much...

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Is Workplace Stress Killing You?

“The best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”Sydney J. Harris Read the title again. It’s a pertinent question: is workplace stress killing you? Even if we haven’t been mortally wounded, managing stress at work can bleed into every aspect of our lives,...

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3 Common Myths in Commercial Cleaning

There’s a stigma surrounding commercial cleaning services. The belief is that outsourcing our janitorial services will lead to costly mistakes, untrustworthy employees, and a host of issues that is ultimately not worth the headache. The trade-off is that we must...

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The Dirty World of Commercial Cleaning

The world of commercial cleaning is extremely competitive. Everyone from global companies to mom-and-pop operations are all vying for the next account to bolster their revenue stream. It’s a dirty world full of promises that can often be motivated by the check you...

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Dress (Your Facility) to Impress

Whether you have the best commercial cleaning program in town or not, there are most likely details going unnoticed. In our personal lives, we have no problem taking the “dress to impress” approach. Whether for a job interview, wedding, or a big presentation at work,...

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4 Questions You Should Ask Every Janitorial Company

Outsourcing isn’t always an easy process. It can be stressful, chock-full of pushback from executives in your facility, and feature bids covered in fluff and hidden agendas. However, when it comes to vetting a potential cleaning service, you have questions that need...

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The Dangers of Commercial Cleaning Products

As consumers, we’re always on the look-out for the wonder product. We want a commercial cleaning product that kills bacteria, leaves a pleasant scent, makes every surface sparkle, and costs pennies on the dollar. Remember that movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding? In it,...

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The Importance of Floor Care

Your most important asset is underfoot. My grandmother was a salty lady. As a child, every time I came through the front door, she would yell, “Take off your shoes!” It wouldn’t be uncommon for that command to be heavily peppered with some expletives either. Mamaw...

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What Facility Managers Want

Whether we realize it or not, we all live in a stress gap. No matter the circumstance, we all have the vision of what we want to happen and what’s really going on. For a facility manager, that gap can be a monster that defines what their days, months, even years tend to look like.

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