The Sustainablity Gap Between Knowing, Doing, and Hoping

On October 1, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to a research report published in May 2017 by the MIT Sloan Management Review,* 90 percent of companies around the globe consider a sustainability strategy necessary to remain competitive. Among the leaders in this sustainability movement include well-known firms such as Nike and Adidas, Unilever, Nestle, Walmart, IKEA, BMW, Toyota, and retailer H&M. We […]

Long-Term Care Facilities Finding Dividends In Unexpected Ways

On September 16, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to the centers for disease control and prevention, as of 2016, there were more than 15,600 nursing homes in the United States. These primarily are long-term or senior-care facilities. Of these, nearly 70 percent are “for-profit” nursing homes. This means, they are businesses, and like any business, they must be continually on the lookout for […]

Addressing the Rebound Effect

On July 18, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Don’t Let Saving More Turn into Using More Today, as more jansan and facility management organizations operate more sustainability, some are experiencing what is known as the “rebound effect.” “When organizations adopt sustainability initiatives, they often find their operating costs go down,” says Katrina Saucier, with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., a technology that helps organizations […]

Winning Over Millennials

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

The professional cleaning industry has been finding it difficult to attract younger people into its ranks. In decades past, this was not so difficult as we will discuss later.  But for as solid and essential as the industry is to our entire economy, it just does not carry the same mystique and excitement as, for […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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