Articles | Bidding & Workloading


A Clean Assessment
Mike Sawchuk | July 25, 2022

Many custodial operations are good at what they do. Some are excellent. But as a facility management (FM) executive or the leader...read more


Straight Talk: Living Wage Program Strategies for BSCs
Jeff Cross | July 20, 2022

This year, Straight Talk! has been delving into how employers paying workers living wages can benefit everyone throughout the whole cleaning industry...read more


Straight Talk: The Value and Impact of Cleaning Industry Standards
Jeff Cross | July 18, 2022

Every cleaning professional is familiar with standards. These rules and regulations assist with the benchmarking of work, validating services, and allowing organizations...read more


How to Calculate Cleaning Times
Brant Insero | June 1, 2022

Calculating cleaning times, or production rates, can be a difficult task due to the number of variables in each particular situation. But...read more


The State of Today’s Cleaning Industry
Adam Camhi & Brant Insero | March 29, 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of the cleaning industry—likely for good—it has also brought attention to the importance of...read more


My First Live Trade Show…
Jeff Cross | April 27, 2021

It can be a little challenging for someone who has been in forced exile for more than a year to venture back...read more


Benchmarking for Sustainability
Mike Boxall | August 3, 2020

Businesses today are under enormous pressure to be environmentally aware, socially conscious, and respond accordingly to new sustainability regulations. This can relate...read more


IEHA and The W. Edwards Deming Institute
Kevin Edwards Cahill & Michael Patterson | January 30, 2020

Welcome to the first installment of the IEHA-Deming Institute Success Series—a collaboration between IEHA, a division of ISSA founded in 1930, and...read more