Denver to decide next week on airport janitorial contract | The Durkin Co. sues Mass. city over contract cancellation | Compass Group losses GM contract in Mich.
February 15, 2018
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Denver to decide next week on airport janitorial contract
Denver's city council delayed until next week a vote on a new five-year contract with ISS Facilities Services, the janitorial company that for years has serviced Denver International Airport. Triangle Services filed a letter of protest after being turned down for the $115 million contract.
The Denver Post (2/12) 
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The Durkin Co. sues Mass. city over contract cancellation
The Durkin Co. has filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract against the city of Leominster, Mass., after the company's custodial contract for cleaning the schools was terminated months ahead of schedule.
Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.) (2/13) 
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Government Affairs
NLRB general counsel weighs in on potential for payroll cuts
The National Labor Relations Board may need to cut payroll and restructure to cope with the potential for lower funding in the future, said General Counsel Peter Robb. Robb's statement came before Congress passed a spending agreement and President Donald Trump released his own budget proposal.
Bloomberg BNA (free content) (2/7),  Reuters (2/12) 
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Business Best Practices
Stave off turnover with these tips
Transparency and smart training are among top ways to boost employee motivation and retention, writes Keiko Kay Hirai, owner of Studio 904 Hair Design and Spa. Hirai urges employers to stay friendly with departing employees and to be open to rehiring people who are trained but left for personal reasons.
Training magazine (2/6) 
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Hiring practices are evolving, survey finds
Hiring practices are evolving, survey finds
More employers are using tools such as online skill assessments and job auditions to improve hiring, according to a LinkedIn survey of recruiters and hiring managers. Companies are also trying to boost a sense of inclusion among employees, instead of focusing only on increasing diversity.
Society for Human Resource Management online (2/12) 
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Contractors need to know pros and cons of direct payments to subs
Making direct payments to subcontractors may seem like a good arrangement, but contractors need to understand the pros and cons, an attorney writes. The practice can be convenient, but extra payments can arise in cases of insolvency.
Lexology/BPE Solicitors (2/12) 
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What it takes to lead
What it takes to lead
What does it take to stand out and lead? Get expert advice from BSCAI former President Paul Greenland, as well as his thoughts on where the industry is headed next.
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Renew your BSCAI membership for 2018
Renew your BSCAI membership for 2018
Being a member of BSCAI gives you exclusive access to the tools and resources you need to succeed in the BSC industry. By renewing your membership today, you'll continue to receive access to industry-leading certifications, affinity programs that impact your bottom line, unmatched in-person events, top-notch education -- all uniquely focused on the building service contractor. Your membership renewal invoice can be paid by logging in to your BSCAI profile and selecting your company identity. If you have questions, please contact BSCAI Headquarters at 800-368-3414 or by email.
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