A Trilogy of Risks in the Jansan Industry

On May 10, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Just like all businesses and organizations, those of us in the professional cleaning industry cannot close our eyes and think climate change will not impact our companies. It will. In fact, it already has. Distributor deliveries in areas of the country such as Houston, key parts of North Carolina, and Florida have all seen their […]

Altenative Energy Sources

On April 26, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following article was published in Facility Executive Magazine It’s official. Starting in 2020, all new homes built in California will be required to have solar panels installed. Although there are some exceptions—for instance, homes built in shaded areas—it is the first housing rule of its kind in the United States. Because California is still […]

Slowing Millennial Churn and Burn

On April 26, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Right now, many employers are in a very challenging situation when it comes to finding employees, especially younger workers commonly known as millennials.   With the country’s unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, there are not that many available takers.  And making matters worse, once you do have millennials working for you, don’t count on them staying […]

The Perfect Thing to Do for Earth Day (April 22): Take the Trashtag Challenge

On April 15, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A new challenge has gone viral just in the past couple of months, encouraging you, me, and people around the globe to visit nearby green and wilderness areas and do two things: Take photos of trash left in these areas and post them on Facebook and Instagram. Take a second photo of the same area […]

“Let Me Tell You About [the Millennials]. They Are Different from You and Me”

On March 29, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Well, that’s not quite what F. Scott Fitzgerald said in his book The Rich Boy, written back in 1926. He was referring to the rich being different from you and me, but he might as well have been talking about Millennials. As with every new generation, the older generations are having a hard time understanding […]

What Are the Key Differences between WELL and LEED?

On March 11, 2019, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This is a question we are hearing from more and more building owners and managers.  The following is designed to highlight some of the key differences between the WELL program and LEED.   WELL refers to the WELL Building Standard®, which was launched in October 2014 to encourage green and sustainable practices. It is a […]

Learning, Growing, and Giving Back

On February 28, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In life, we often don’t get a “mulligan” – a chance to do things over. In my case, I have the pleasure of working in a number of countries where they are just beginning to adopt Green Cleaning and Sustainability. Now I have the chance to teach them what I wish we would have known […]

New Study Shows How Employees Can Get Employers to Act on Social Issues

On February 19, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Los Angeles, CA -Typically, when employees urge their employers to take steps to, for instance, become more sustainability-focused, get more involved with corporate philanthropy, or encourage corporate volunteering, they frame it as a potential business opportunity. In other words, doing good not only helps serve a cause, but can pay off by improving brand awareness, […]

Big Money Predictions and Prescriptions

On February 14, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For those not familiar with it, the most recent Global Climate Action Summit was held in September in San Francisco, CA. If you have not heard of this organization or its summit, you are not alone. While publicity has certainly improved in recent months, the summit still received minimal news coverage when it was held. […]

Green Cleaning: Where We’ve Been and What’s Next

On February 7, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For more than two decades, I have been discussing the value and the reasons for Green Cleaning in the professional cleaning industry. While the first few years of my journey — and it certainly has been a journey — were difficult, with few people attending my seminars or presentations, I am happy to report that […]

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