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Populist Cleaning Co – Employee Newsletter September 2023

Employee Celebrations

Happiest September Birthday Wishes to

Alberta Catron

Kimberly Curtis

Jeffrey DeMara

Michael Eller

Doug Elvy

Bobby Grams

Cody Hicks

Lori Jankowski

Julius Johnson

Kyle Mather

Evie Peeling

Aqeel Smith

Kaylee Spangler

Brandon Spangler

William Vinson

Lorren Williamson

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Work Anniversaries – Congratulations and Many Thanks

Gafer Bega, 3 years

Nexhmije Bega, 3 years

Maurice Cunningham, 2 years

Evie Peeling, 4 years

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Thank Your Cleaner Day Poster

Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world, yet most of the people performing this important work are invisible to the businesses they service. 

Every day, tens of thousands of skilled, hard working cleaning staff are on-site to ensure their buildings are ready to go for the next business day. Cleaners work day, night, and weekends to keep working and living environments clean, safe, and hygienic – often outside of normal working hours.

Did you know we now have our own special day?

Thank Your Cleaner Day™ recognizes the hard work cleaners do and lets them know they are valued and appreciated. This year’s Thank Your Cleaner Day™ will be held on October 18th 2023. Companies around the world that are cleaned and maintained by cleaning contractors, will be supporting Thank Your Cleaner Day™.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you, our faithful family of cleaners! We recognize and value your hard work. We want you to understand your vital contribution to our customers’ businesses. 

We all benefit from being valued and appreciated. Acknowledging and sharing our appreciation for the hard work and commitment of our entire Populist Team boosts morale and fosters positive relationships in an industry often looked down upon and made fun of. Worldwide Thank Your Cleaner Day™ was organized to do just that!

Steve Hamil, Director of Operations, Populist Cleaning Co


Populist team in action lettering

Many thanks to all the hard working Populist team members involved in our DANA Corp start-up in Auburn Hills!

Populist Cleaning Co start up team at DANA
Left to right are Clinton, Tandra, Steve, Richard, Jack, and Trey
Populist Cleaning Co start up team at DANA
Left to right are Clinton, Tandra, Richard, and Jack
Populist Cleaning Co start up team at DANA
Left to Right are Samantha, Lori, Trey, Spencer, and Steve H

Wow, so much learning going on this month!

Populist Ops Team professional development in Owensboro KY
Populist Ops Team travelled to Owensboro, KY for a 2 day intensive.
Populist Office and Management Team Prof Dev
Populist Admin and Management Teams at our main office in Ypsilanti.
Danny, Populist Sales Specialist at HubSpot Conference 2023
Danny, Populist Sales Specialist, at HubSpot Conference in Boston, MA
Danny, Populist Sales Specialist at HubSpot Convo in Boston 2023
Danny, Populist Sales Specialist, at HubSpot Conference in Boston, MA
culture Corner with Steve Amayo

Hi there! Please watch the video, then review the article below to get the details on the E.O.S. Issues Component at Populist.

The E.O.S Issues Component

Populist Fall Survey coming soon

Fall beckons as we say goodbye to summer. This means our biannual employee survey is just around the corner. Please keep an eye out for your link to this brief survey. We need your input to keep Populist moving forward responsibly!

The EOS Model

The EOS Component: Issues

We’ve already laid the framework for our great Vision, how we surround ourselves with great People, and getting a handle on the very pulse of the company through our Data.

This month, I’d like to talk about the Issues component. The only business that doesn’t have issues is the one already out of business. The first step to handling any issues is to acknowledge they exist. Issues are not always negative and can be positive or simply an awareness to be sure everyone understands what’s going on.

With strong Vision, People, and Data components, we create an environment where it is not only OK, but it is expected, for people to put their hand up and say, “We have an issue here, and we need to do something about it!”

Not only do we acknowledge our issues, but we work hard to get to the root causes of them. This process is nicknamed IDS, which stands for Identify, Discuss, and Solve. Let’s briefly go over this process.

  1. First, we’ll identify the issue, get to the root of the problem, and be able to clearly state what the real issue is.
  2. Next, we’ll have a discussion, which means everyone has a chance to say everything that needs to be said about the issue.
  3. Last, but not least, we move to solving the issue. This is the final step, which usually becomes an action item assigned for someone to complete.

Every business has issues, and here at Populist, we are not afraid to admit them, better yet we’re rewarded for noticing them. So the next time you have an issue, idea, suggestion, or even a simple comment, please let your Supervisor or Manager know.

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To Our Populist Cleaning Co Family,

Sqwire and Populist financial awareness poster

Here’s a reminder about our partnership with Sqwire, a financial wellness program that will help you achieve financial freedom!

Sqwire provides comprehensive financial education, self-paced courses, and ongoing support to help you make informed financial decisions.

Click the link below to register and create your login credentials for free access to the Sqwire platform and all its resources.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us or Sqwire if you have any questions!

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We send important company information to you by text and email.

Please be sure that we have your current email address and mobile phone number. Simply send your up-to-date information to hr@populistcleaning.com.

Be sure to add Populist’s Company Information texting number to your list of contacts. It’s 734-471-2638.

This will ensure that our messages get delivered to you. This number is for periodic company-wide communication only. It doesn’t replace your regular communication needs with your Area Manager or our office.  Thank you!

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