The 35th Anniversary of International Housekeepers Week is Sept. 11-17, 2016
Held every year during the second full week of September, International Housekeepers Week (IHW) is a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of hard-working custodial staff members. The true heroes of any building operation, cleaning employees have one of the toughest jobs in a building, but also one of the most important. Buildings that aren't properly cleaned can lead to illness and productivity loss for the people who visit, eat, live, work and play there.
IEHA is the official sponsor of IHW since its founding in 1981. We had no idea what a huge event this would become! Today, IHW is celebrated globally in thousands of facilities from Dubai to Hong Kong, Houston to Dublin. How you celebrate the event is up to you - it can be just a day of fun activity dedicated to recognizing your staff, or a whole week of activity that culminates into a large ceremony where individuals throughout the entire business take a minute to thank cleaners for a job well done.
The 2016 IHW theme is "Thank a Cleaner." To help you plan your IHW activities, we've prepared an event guide that provides you with a backgrounder on IHW along with several ideas for planning and promoting your event. Click below to download our IHW Celebration Guide.
IEHA members have exclusive access to templates in our 2016 Marketing Kit that will make executing your IHW events easier than ever! These members-only downloadable files can be accessed by logging in below and include:
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