During our weekly meeting today, our Director of Environmental Services told me about a wonderful cost-saving idea he implemented. Rather than issue bags to the housekeeping staff by the case (I bet your carts have a case of 6 rolls on top), the supervisor issues one roll to each housekeeper during their morning meet-up each day. The department has seen a 40% reduction in bag purchases! A bag is sufficient for one typical day's rounds, and the staff know they can come back for more if they need them.
That's what we need in this economy. It's not cheap, it's smart.
What similar ideas have your employees brought forward in the past quarter?