Tag Archives: BSC Leadership

20 Jul

A Look at LEED Certification

The push towards greener buildings has been gaining steam for decades. At this point, many people expect facilities to do their part to preserve the planet. While facility managers often understand the environmental and economic benefits of a sustainability plan, knowing where to start can be a challenge. That’s where the U.S. Green Building Council’s

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07 Jul

Making Sense of Green Certifications

Not so long ago, green cleaning was far from a priority for many in the industry. In a sector driven by practical concerns, it was largely considered a novelty. Times have changed dramatically. Environmentally sound cleaning practices and products have a solid presence in the industry, and recent studies have shown consumers are increasingly willing

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24 Jun

How to Hire Subcontractors

Your BSC business is growing. You’ve landed some new contracts, expanded your territory, and are ready to reach for the next level. As you enjoy the warm glow of success, it hits you — how will you actually handle all of this new work? Congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone that most flourishing BSCs reach sooner

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22 Jun

Safety Basics: Tips for Keeping Your Building Accident Free

Janitors are supposed to make a building safer. If not carefully performed, however, cleaning work has the potential to create hazards. That’s why facility and housekeeping managers spend so much time thinking about protecting custodians and building occupants. Five industries account for 20 percent of all occupational accidents and injuries in this country, according to

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15 Jun

7 Steps to Hiring the Top 7%

Hire better…sell more. By: Jim Peduto, Esq., CBSE If you are like most companies, your hiring process looks like this: Place an advertisement (online or print) Review resumes Interview Hire The process is prefect…unless your goal is to hire “A” players…the 7% of sales reps that are elite. If your ramp up time is long,

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13 Jun

How to Market to the Healthcare Industry

The aging population and expanded benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are creating a tsunami of opportunity for BSCs and jan/san distributors. The $20-plus billion health industry is America’s largest, and it’s expected to grow more in the next decade than any other sector. Healthcare spending accounts for 17.5 percent of the national economy,

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31 May

Effectively Branding Your Business – Regardless of Your Budget

This is the third article in our series on small business marketing for the web. In the first article, we talked about the need for small businesses to have an effective online presence and provided a quick start guide to get them going. In the second we covered the process of creating a practical marketing

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25 May

Shining Light on Day Cleaning

Traditionally, janitorial work has been done after dark. In recent years, however, an increasing number of facilities are eliminating nighttime cleaning in favor of day cleaning. Advocates of day cleaning cite many benefits to the method, and expect it will continue to gain steam in the coming decade. Building owners and facility managers often choose

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18 May

Managing a Changing Workforce

The face of the typical housekeeper is changing. In fact, there’s no longer a “typical” cleaner because the janitorial industry now includes such a wide range of ages and cultures. BSCs and housekeeping managers responsible for managing employees should keep an eye on trends affecting the industry’s workforce. Understanding the changes will better prepare you

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12 Apr

Recoup Medicare Reimbursements by Cleaning for Health

Last week, we discussed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made sweeping changes to Medicare payments by tying them to outcomes. The new reimbursement policies are comprehensive and touch all aspects of patient care, including housekeeping. The Takeaway Learn more about the affordable care act and how it affects the janitorial industry. Now that you

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