Welcome to Elliott Affiliates, Ltd.’s Knowledge Center, where you will find information relevant to owners, occupiers, investors, and contractors in the commercial real estate space. While Elliott’s core focus in the janitorial services segment is about creating clear performance- and outcome-based contract scopes of work and guiding their delivery using a continuous improvement process that delivers exceptional results. Organizations that engage contractors have a myriad of factors to consider when engaging and managing contracted services.

The Falling Sky and the NLRB Ruling on Co-Employment

A recent NLRB ruling regarding the definition of joint-employment status suggests that task-based contracts for janitorial services may pose additional legal risk for buyers.

The Dirty Dozen and Your Image

List of 12 most common high-touch points

Ethics and Dirty Toilets

Are dirty toilets to blame for questionable behavior by building occupants?

What We Saw at NFMT 2015

New findings from the NFMT 2015 Conference

How is the cleaning industry changing from a buyer’s point of view?

In this ISSA Interview, Vince Elliott discusses how the industry is changing from the buyers point of view and touches on performance versus task frequency contracts.

What does a buyer look for in choosing a contractor?

In this ISSA Interview, Vince Elliott discusses what buyers are looking for in a contract and explains the “Four Ps” of cleaning contracts.

Triple Bottom Line

Vince argues that the "Three Cs of the Business Seat" are a prerequisite of the often-cited "Triple Bottom Line" of "people, planet, and profits."

Don’t Be A Guinea Pig: Hiring The Right Cleaning Contractor For The Job

How do you know that the contractor that looks the best on paper is actually the best one for the job?

Protect Your Company From Outsourcing Villains

Elliott’s RFP advising services can be your superhero in your next outsourcing event.

Defining Clean: The Usual Suspects

What are the most common cleaning defects?

What We Saw at NFMT 2014

New findings from the NFMT 2014 Conference

Sustainable Cleaning Services

At what point is operational success integrated into the decision process?
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