Need to revamp your cleaning program? ISSA’s new consulting service can help you get better results and worker satisfaction

by Brianna Crandall — July 29, 2019 — ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, just announced the launch of its new Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) Consulting Program. Developed in collaboration with Cleaning Management Concepts’ Cleaning Change Solutions, the CMI Consulting Program helps cleaning organizations and in-house service providers advance and reorganize their operations and systems through a holistic, seven-step approach.

Brant Insero, ISSA director of Education, Training, Certifications, and Standards, remarked:

We have learned from industry professionals — specifically service providers — that they feel a pressing need to implement a complete change through a multi-phased approach. We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Cleaning Management Concepts to deliver the Cleaning Change Solutions platform to the industry.”

Service providers are under extreme pressure to perform at high levels with a reduction in resources, points out ISSA. In fulfilling its mission, ISSA has developed a way to help members via the CMI Consulting Program, a multi-touch, consultative methodology to assess people, processes, appearances and logistics, and — ultimately — evaluate the quality of transformation.

A cleaning organization accomplishes this by undergoing a series of consultations centered on culture, training, leadership, and workloading.

Tim Poskin, founder and systems integrator for Cleaning Change Solutions, explained:

Our goal is to help cleaning organizations go from chaotic and reactive to a standardized system utilizing innovative solutions that result in profitability and long-term sustainability. We pride ourselves on our ability to drive measurable results to help our clients improve and gain consistency.

The CMI Consulting Program complements ISSA’s mission to change the way the world views cleaning, serving as a leading resource for information, education, networking and commercial opportunities. In-house service providers and building service contractors stand to gain direct and applicable benefits from this beneficial new program.

Jenean Merkel Perelstein, process owner for Culture Change and Leadership Training for Cleaning Change Solutions, stated:

CMI Consulting helps overwhelmed cleaning organizations that are struggling to upgrade and improve job satisfaction at all levels. There is enormous value in the role cleaning plays in our society, and we’re helping to make that role more effective.

One such member of ISSA Canada, TAAB Cleaning Services of Toronto, sourced the CMI Consulting Program through Cleaning Change Solutions to assess its operations potential. Beginning with the on-site assessment, this company began to see improvements in its training, operating systems and culture. Ultimately, TAAB Cleaning Services saved time, effort and money, says ISSA. In addition, the company also provides a healthier work environment for employees and holistic service to customers.

The team behind the CMI Consulting Program has more than 150 years of experience implementing standardized systems designed to work for cleaning organizations of all sizes. Consulting services are available to ISSA members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Latin America.

For more information, visit the CMI Consulting webpage. The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is the education arm of ISSA, focused on certification, training, education, and career improvement for professionals within the commercial and residential cleaning/facility maintenance industry.