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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...

New Report Finds 30 Minutes of Sleep Separate A and F Students in High School

Further proof that shut-eye is key. It’s no secret that sleep is crucial for developing minds, but a surprising new report reveals that even a slight increase can make a huge difference in a child’s grades. The report, titled “Study, Sleep Retreat: Exploring High School Students’ Sleep Patterns in America,” was published by The Best Mattress, a mattress review website. The authors analyzed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Youth Risk Behavior Survey” from 20...

Commercial office cleaning with The Budd Group is a unique opportunity to grow in your facility maintenance career. Our diverse service offerings allow professional development across industries. Whatever your skill set in facility maintenance, we are looking for enthusiastic team members to help us accomplish our mission, “to be a God-honoring company of excellence that safely delivers facility support solutions to meet our customers’ needs, offers development opportunities for our employee...

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First and foremost, you have to ask the right questions. Asking those questions makes a significant difference in getting the honest answers that will sway your final decision. Let us help you navigate the process with this list of questions for each step in the interview and bidding process.Questions to Ask when Choosing a Commercial LandscaperWhat?The first question—above all else—is for you. Before you meet with any potential commercial landscapers, make sure it’s worth your while. Do t...

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