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8 Warning Signs of Workplace Burnout

We’ve all experienced stress on the job, but when it starts becoming the norm, you may be entering the burnout zone. Whether you’re an employee assessing your current work situation or a manager trying to combat worker burnout, we have some helpful signs to be aware of.


In the Driver’s Seat: James Hammel, Customer Service Representative

Meet Ottawa’s own, James Hammel, who has been a CSR for more than three decades and isn’t afraid to go the extra mile for his customers.


10 Ways to Tame the Holiday Haste

You’ve likely started thinking about your business’ holiday planning, but how many decisions have been made? Soon you’ll see an increase in customers and visitors – are you ready to handle the crowds?


Seasonal Floorcare Strategy

The first day of winter is officially Dec. 21, but depending on what area of the country you’re in, the slush, snow and ice may be greeting you sooner. Make this the year you get ahead of the weather with indoor and outdoor floor mats and mops to help keep up appearances and safety.


In the Driver’s Seat: Andy Dickie, Customer Service Representative

The first thing you need to know about Andy, a Vancouver CSR, is that he’s been with Canadian Linen for 33 years! Keep reading to learn more.


Cooler Weather Checklist

As we approach a seasonal shift, it’s important to make sure your business is in order. Much like spring cleaning, fall can be a perfect time to prep for what’s ahead. Consider this list a good starting point for preparing your operations, employees and facility for fall and winter.


Meet the New Classics

Ready or not, cooler seasons are ahead. This also means it’s time for the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colour Palette from Pantone.


Ironing Out Inventory Concerns

Effective inventory management ensures the right products are available for workers to do their job and serve your guests, while optimizing cost efficiencies. But managing inventory is not always an easy task, and your time is better spent on serving your customers.


Linens and Towels Done Right

If your business relies on linens or towels then you know how crucial it is to always maintain a clean, fresh supply. With a comprehensive, fully managed service programs, you never have to worry about getting caught with dirty linens or towels.


In the Driver’s Seat: Alex Strebsky, CSR

Meet Alex Strebsky, Edmonton CSR who has quickly become a customer favorite. Plus, his manager says he is an excellent example of what a service rep should be.


Keeping Your Cool

As the temperatures start rising so does the potential for heat stress on the job. Let’s review how heat-related illnesses can present themselves, as well as how employers can prepare their teams for summer work and keep productivity on track.


Paper Service Simplified

Hand towels. Bath tissue. No matter what type of business you’re in, you can’t function without these essentials. And if you’ve ever run out, you know it can make for unpleasant guests. Instead of worrying if you have enough bath tissue to get you through dinner service or a busy Saturday afternoon (or worse, running to the big box store), allow yourself to focus on other crucial aspects of your business. 


On the Road to Safety

Whether you are commuting to and from your job or spending a majority of your work hours in a vehicle, road safety should not be overlooked. Let’s explore why safe driving should be among the top focuses of your company’s safety program.


Creating a Productive Workplace Safety Committee

Maybe you’re just starting your journey of creating a workplace safety committee or looking for ways to improve your current program. We have five quick tips to get you started.


Building Our Safety Culture

At Canadian Linen, we pride ourselves on our commitment to safety. We have an ongoing focus of protecting our employees, company, customers and communities. We’re sharing our approach to our safety culture within our branches and plants.


Benefits of Choosing Industrial Laundry for Your Textiles

You know staff needs, customer retention and price margins. You don’t have time to worry about properly cleaned textiles, which is why outsourcing this responsibility to an expert makes perfect business sense. Let’s dig into the many benefits of choosing an industrial laundry provider.


Before You Sign a Service Agreement

It’s important to know what you’re getting into before signing a uniform and linen service agreement or renewal. Regardless of the vendor, make sure the following procedures are in writing, clearly defined and explained. And always read the fine print.


The Path to Leadership

As a fourth-generation family owner, Andrew Steiner has been part of the uniform and linen business long before he could say the word “laundry.” We recently sat down with Andrew to talk about his experiences with Canadian Linen and AmeriPride as a family member, intern and employee.


Put Your Name on It

As a business owner or manager, the more you can separate yourself from the competition, the better. While the advantages of customizing your uniforms with an embroidered logo are numerous, we’re breaking down the top five benefits.


Uniform Fit and Size: What's the Difference?

When it comes to uniforms, fit and size are not the same thing. Size is your actual measurement (think waist, inseam, neck, etc.). Fit is more about the shape and cut of the garment. There’s Modern Fit, Slim Fit, Classic Fit and many others. You need to consider both when ordering garments.


The Cost of Buying Cheap

Don’t let promises of “lower prices” rule your uniform program decisions. Instead of uniform price, think uniform value. Now you have more innovative fabrics, specialized fits and enhanced functionality than ever that can help you optimize employee safety, productivity and brand reputation.


Know the Difference: Uniform Rental, Lease & Purchase Programs

Your business is unique and deserves a tailored uniform solution to address your challenges. That’s why Canadian Linen gives you the flexibility to create a program that fits your needs.


Measure Up

How many times have you guessed at your size when ordering a shirt or jeans online? Sometimes it works out and other times it ends up in the return pile. With uniforms, it is too important to leave it up to guessing.


Certifiably Sustainable

When you trust a company to launder and deliver your uniforms and linens, you want to be assured that they are using best practices throughout the process. One way to quantify this commitment is through the Textile Rental Service Association’s (TRSA) Clean Green designation.


A Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety

According to the the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, more than 44,000 workers are injured annually due to fall accidents. The good news is there are steps you can take to help prevent these types of accidents from happening.


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