CAM Services works with more than 1,300 properties in California, but those clients can leave quickly if treated poorly, President David Herrara says. "We have one-year contracts, but really the contracts all have a 30-day clause where they can be canceled for any reason. So, every day we have to perform to earn that contract on a rolling basis," he says.
Building service contractors can implement a protocol for cleaning frequently touched objects to prevent the spreading of viruses and bacteria. Determine areas that need frequent cleaning and build that into service contracts, then adjust the plan frequently to ensure it is working properly, Skip Seal writes.
The California Senate is considering an Assembly bill that would bar building services contractors that take over existing contracts from making employment changes for two months, and then require job offers to those workers. Preventing BSCs from using their own employees doesn't make sense, this editorial argues. "The bill even would prevent [BSCs] from conducting background checks or interviews to determine if those holdover workers fit the company's job requirements."