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Here’s How Helpful LinkedIn Recommendations Are, According to 16 Hiring Managers

Endorsements and recommendations are NOT the same. We live in an evermore hyperconnected world in which many people are getting jobs already based on word-of-mouth recommendations and connections—someone always knows someone who knows someone with whom a job seeker could connect via some form of social media. So do hiring managers even read the recommendations and endorsements on LinkedIn anymore (or have they ever)? And, if so, how important are they? We reached out to hiring managers t...

Your business can’t be its very best without the very best janitorial service at its side. Therefore, choosing a provider is a major decision for your operation. Let’s outline how to select a janitorial partner for great service. Look for Local Providers The partner you select must be reliable. Local companies have a leg up in this regard because they can respond to your needs more quickly. Additionally, janitorial providers in your area may offer more competitive pricing without sacrifici...

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has a significant impact on the health of your school’s students and staff, as well as their productivity and performance. Protecting your school’s IAQ should be a top priority not only for your physical and plant maintenance staff, but also for your administration and all of the stakeholders in your community. In this article, we will take a closer look at the seven technical solutions to indoor air quality so that you can develop a comprehensive plan toward success...

While all residential and commercial facilities require routine maintenance, every industry has its unique challenges and needs. The type and level of janitorial services needed to keep up a healthcare facility will differ from those required of a manufacturing plant, for instance. Likewise, active work settings, such as offices, corporate headquarters, or commercial centers, must receive their own type of professional quality care. If you conduct business in a setting such as these, you must...

As a business owner, you must make several strategic investments to keep your facility up and running. One of these crucial decisions is hiring the right janitorial services provider. You want to find a reliable company that fits your budget while consistently offering quality results. In a city like Nashville, Tenessee, you have plenty of options to choose from, including national corporations and smaller, regional providers. Ultimately, the company you partner with will depend on your specific...

Using Light to Clean the Air The process of using light to improve indoor air quality is actually fairly complicated, but new technology has made the benefits accessible for all types of buildings. Ultra-violet Photocatalysis (UV-PCO) is a process whereby light energy hits a mineral and triggers a chemical process that results in the breakdown of organic matter. The technology has been around for a while, but a new and improved version of it is available from PURETi. This product can be applied...

What is a Coronavirus? Is that the name of the virus in Wuhan? What can I do for my facilities team? All great questions. We have pulled together the information that is publicly available in the spirit of being a good corporate and community citizen. This isn’t an exhaustive approach or a recommended approach but some good information for you to know and think about as you put together your plans around this new potential health risk. What are Coronaviruses? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a b...

Excellent Quality

  If you want the best for your business, you must hire a janitorial services provider that can live up to and surpass your standards. The bare minimum won’t cut it. Not only should your provider deliver the best results, but they must also constantly work toward improving their efforts and meeting your needs as they evolve. So, when screening various janitorial providers, find out if they have some kind of quality assurance program in place. Here are seven things to look for in a stella...

A company is only as strong as its workforce. Without good employees, a business will become stagnant and struggle to survive. That’s why here at The Budd Group, we don’t want to hire just anyone -- we want to hire the very best.  But what does “the best” mean to us? As it turns out, we look for a number of traits in our hires for janitorial jobs and other positions. Let’s outline 5 key qualities we value when hiring for janitorial positions. 1. Hard-Working First and foremost, w...

Nashville, Tennessee may have its fair share of cleaning companies, but they’re not certainly not all the same. When it comes to maintaining your property, equipment, and reputation, you don’t want to choose just any janitorial provider. You need an experienced team that’s able and willing to meet your business’s specific needs. To narrow your search, it helps to keep a handful of key considerations in mind. Here are some important things to ask prospective commercial cleaning companies ...

Seven Easy Productivity Hacks For Work

A little effort goes a surprisingly long way. Here are the easy ways to be more productive 1. Plan your week “You don’t need to come up with a detailed, hour-by-hour schedule, but spending a few minutes at the weekend planning what you hope to accomplish during the week ahead can be a great way to set yourself up for success come Monday morning,” says journalist and productivity expert Emily Price. “Divide the responsibilities you have for the week into specific days. This practice w...

In a turbulent modern economy that has seen the quick collapse of several industries, certain careers have managed to remain stable and even thrived. Careers in janitorial services are among these resilient positions. Indeed, the janitorial service industry has not only resisted the pendulum swing of economic change but is growing at a faster rate than most other industries in the U.S. The Rise of the Janitorial Workforce According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected percent chang...

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