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Some people love their jobs and take pride in whatever work they do, while others dread the workday and find meaning in other ventures. No matter what you do or how you feel about your job, there’s no denying that there’s work to be done. When we’re so entrenched in our own tasks, we might not think about the many kinds of jobs other people perform to keep society up and running. Some of these jobs, like cleaning and janitorial jobs, might be considered undesirable, but more often than ...

Confidentiality is key across industries. And while many businesses now store their sensitive information on secure digital servers, paper documents are far from extinct. Indeed, according to a report by the Environmental Paper Network, worldwide paper use is actually on the rise and has now surpassed 400 million tons annually. As we learn more about the negative impact paper waste can have on the environment, some businesses have begun to seek ways to reduce paper usage and develop recycling...

As the world economy continues to open up and workers around the globe gain more vocational mobility, various cultures and languages have rapidly come together across industries. Hospitality cleaning services make up one of the largest sectors with multilingual workers. This growing prominence of the multicultural workplace has made many organizations more dynamic, forward-thinking, and globally-minded.  However, this change has brought about some barriers, too, most notably in terms of comm...

Each year, American companies produce loads of wealth, innovation, and opportunities. Unfortunately, they also produce plenty of waste. Wasted paper is the biggest culprit, making up about 70% of all U.S. office waste. All of this trash has to go somewhere, namely landfills, which are quickly piling up and harming the environment. Fortunately, recent years have seen a paradigm shift toward sustainability and recycling. Many companies are finding ways to produce less waste each year. Recycling...

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2018, the employee-population ratio for those with a disability was just 19.1%, compared to 65.9% for those without a disability. While this ratio is a slight increase from 2017, thousands of citizens with a disability continue to struggle to find meaningful, well-paying work. This is a difficult situation to remedy because many jobs require actions that some disabilities prevent or hinder, such as lifting heavy objects, communicating with ...

We want to do everything in our power to keep our children safe and healthy. However, school and daycare settings can become riddled with germs, especially if these facilities aren’t maintained properly. Hiring quality janitorial services is one way to ensure that these facilities remain clean and sanitary. But even the best providers can only do so much. It’s ultimately up to everyone inside a school or daycare to keep it as safe as possible for everyone. Here are some important safe cleani...

The importance of cleaning services cannot be overstated. Businesses hire janitorial services to ensure the safety of their customers and employees, and to maintain a beautiful, clean work environment. But mere cleanliness isn’t a business’ only priority. Security, for instance, is crucial to keeping information and personnel safe. These days, companies must also keep their environmental impact in mind. And, of course, a business must protect its bottom line, making sure it’s sending and r...

Whether caused by human error or “act of God,” disasters can quickly devastate a business. This is why all businesses should have a good insurance plan. But insurance can’t always cover everything, and regardless, it can take a long time for a business to recover from a bad storm, fire, or other emergency. Therefore, in addition to having insurance, businesses should take other precautionary measures to protect their assets from such emergencies. Hiring janitorial services can help with st...

Bob stared in the mirror, looking into his own eyes, as if he were preparing to say with confidence, “Absolutely.” It's now the beginning of February and the buzz of the New Year and New Year’s resolutions have dissipated. Bob is beginning to feel the grind of 2019, and the tension around a few new choices that have presented themselves over the past few months is rising. “My small attempts to make new choices don’t seem to surmount to anything, and that’s such a downer,” Bob...

No one enjoys cleaning. But for businesses, cleaning the office is an important part of maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace. Still, amidst all the other tasks of the day, it can be difficult to find the time or resources to clean up on a regular basis. Rather than rely on a whim, many companies benefit from devising a plan for office cleaning. Let’s take a look at what this plan might look like and how to go about creating one of your own. Separate Office Cleaning Tasks into...

Many small businesses operate at a loss or just scrape by for several years before turning a serious profit. Therefore, small business owners will seek every possible way to cut costs without jeopardizing the essential aspects of the business. Of course, what is “essential” may differ from one business to the next. Still, every business needs to stay clean and safe for employees and customers. If you’re pinching pennies just to stay afloat, you might wonder if hiring janitorial services is...

All good business relationships are built on trust. This holds true for partnerships, teams, and outsourced services. Janitorial services play an important role in maintaining a company’s atmosphere and reputation. They also serve to ensure the health and safety of all staff members. Like any other important relationship, a business and janitorial provider must fully trust one another for both parties to truly thrive. Businesses must choose their service carefully, then, as cleaning involve...

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