In the good ol’ days, a person would work at the office from 9-5 from Monday through Friday, then come home and not even have to think about work until getting in the car to go to work the next morning. You could come home at the end of the day and spend time with your family without having to stress or worry about what awaits you in the office the next day. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance was easy – at least compared to the present time. While there are a few remaining exceptions, I think I can safely say that those days are pretty much over.
That said, I also think that there are plenty of lifestyle choices you can make within and without the workplace that can give you that healthy work/life balance that lets you get your work done without sacrificing your emotional or psychological well-being. In my research on this topic, as it is one that is very interesting and appealing to me, here are some tidbits of wisdom that I’ve found: (more...)
It’s one thing to find and recruit good talent for your company, but retaining your most talented employees for a long period of time is a completely different matter. This is becoming increasingly difficult for many companies, as one of the main tenets of the “millennial” generation is that the best and easiest way to find success (read: rise through the corporate ladder) is to jump from company to company, instead of staying with the same business for decades.
As a company that employs a good number of recent college graduates, CleanTelligent has had to take a good, long look at finding effective ways to ensure that our best employees stay here because they want to be here. Here are some of the “golden nuggets” that we’ve discovered and implemented over the years: (more...)
When some of you hear the word “accountability,” at least one of these few phrases that will pop into your head. Some of you may instantly think of negative things like “Big Brother” or “lack of trust,” but hopefully those thoughts are few and far between. Others will see it completely differently, viewing accountability as “a great way to prove results.”
Here at CleanTelligent, one of the main things that we are putting more emphasis on is accountability in the workplace. As I’ve looked into how companies can use accountability to improve the productivity of each employee, I’ve come up with four main different kinds of accountability: (more...)
In any B2B industry, one of the best ways to form and cultivate relationships with potential clients is to exhibit or attend trade shows. In the janitorial industry, one of the biggest annual trade shows has to be ISSA/Interclean. Suffice it to say that it is "well worth the price of admission."
Ideally, everything goes exactly as planned - especially for an event that requires months of preparation. As CleanTelligent's Director of Marketing, Suzanne King, found out, that isn't always the case: (more...)