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Healthcare facilities are designed to improve the lives and health of patients. That said, these facilities are, by their very nature, riddled with germs, some of which can be highly contagious. As such, nurses, doctors, and other staff members must do their best to steer clear of infections while still providing the best possible care for their patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthcare providers might be required to wash their hands up to 100 times ...

Here at The Budd Group, we take pride in the work our people provide for our many clients. Our ability to consistently guarantee this quality of services begins with our hiring practices. As an equal opportunity employer, there are no barriers to anyone who wishes to join our team. That said, we take many personality traits into consideration when hiring someone for janitorial positions.  Ultimately, we’re looking for team players. After all, quality janitorial work is a collaborative effo...

IAQ has the same impact on human health as does the outside environment. However, IAQ is typically two to five times more polluted, and in some dire cases 100+ times more polluted, than outdoor air. Schools have the added imperative to keep indoor air quality as pristine and healthy as possible because children, whose bodies are more susceptible to pollution for a number of reasons, spend the majority of their days inside them. This article will touch on the important steps we can help your sch...

Choosing the right janitorial provider for your business is no simple task. There are plenty of considerations that go into making such a decision, such as the scope of services you require, the provider’s hiring and training practices, their credentials and reputation, and more. On top of that, you must decide whether you want to work with a local company, mid-sized provider, or national contractor. Here we’ll explore five major differences between local janitorial services and national pro...

If you turn on the news, you’re bound to hear countless claims of job losses and dying industries. While it’s true that the economy is always evolving and that automation and green initiatives have changed the working landscape, there is still a huge demand for quality janitorial services, and it looks to stay that way in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond. In order to fill these jobs, our society must battle against the lingering stigma of “dirty jobs” and/or “unskilled labor” as a who...

Many independent schools have wellness policies in place, or have begun the process of implementing one. In a 2015 NAIS survey, 21 percent of independent schools that responded reported that they had a health or well-being policy. Wellness is an integral piece of the health and prevention puzzle, but schools who only address student wellness miss an incredible opportunity to keep teachers and staff healthy, save money, reduce teacher burnout and improve student outcomes. Wellness is the ...

As technology evolves, the economy changes accordingly, for better or worse. And yet, while some may paint a bleak picture of an obsolete American workforce, Nashville, Tennessee seems to tell a different story. Music City remains a hub for various thriving industries, including education and health services, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and many more. There’s always a demand for good workers.  Here at The Budd Group, we’re proud to play a part in supporting Nashville, TN...

According to The American Heart Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children under the age of 18 should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Between September and June, the goal is for 30 of those minutes to come during the school day. Schools provide opportunities for sports practices and games, physical education classes, daily recess, brain breaks and many thoughtful activities to keep physical activity fun a...

Janitorial services companies strive to help facilities managers and building owners run operations smoothly. There’s nothing more frustrating than hiring a janitorial team who doesn’t understand the cleaning products, procedures, and scheduling needs for your field or industry. A poor match between a company and a janitorial team is a costly mistake that could lower productivity, harm brand reputation, and have a negative impact on your bottom line. When choosing a janitorial company, hi...

“Our surroundings provide a variety of cues that contribute not only to what we learn, but also to how we learn.” - Patricia L. Linn, Adam Howard, Eric Miller Nature-based curriculums have been shown to improve the mental well-being of students and education professionals. Some of the highlights of this research include: Nature boosts performance in the classroom First off, nature has been shown to improve academic achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, and social studi...

Environmental hazards are health hazards. You may be using cleaning chemicals and techniques which, along with harming the environment, are putting employee safety at risk.  Green cleaning programs carry many benefits for your business. No matter what industry you’re in, or how rigorous your cleaning standards, your company can practice good environmental stewardship, beginning with your janitorial services.  Green Cleaning Protects Workers Green janitorial services should be a top prio...

Six Ways To Develop A More Positive Mindset

Practical tips that will help you put yourself in a better position to succeed Whatever you’re looking to achieve in your life, you are going to face some setbacks. How you respond to those will play a big part in whether you are successful or not in your endeavours. But being resilient is easier said than done. We spoke to mindset coach Caroline Britton who works with athletes and entrepreneurs, about six methods you can try to improve the way you approach your goals. Each can work in i...

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