Chapter 10 -: This is the tenth chapter of the Complete Guide to Starting a Cleaning Business. As a budding entrepreneur who is about to start a business from scratch, one of the questions you might ask yourself every now and then is, “What’s the most important thing you need to know?” worry about when starting a new business? ” The answer to this question is slightly philosophical.
In other words, there is no definitive answer to this question. It all depends on who you are an entrepreneur and what you hope to accomplish in your field. In addition, the importance of certain elements of starting a business differs depending on the type of business you plan to do. For example, if you are planning to open a restaurant, culinary expertise will be your main concern. However, as you focus on starting a cleaning business, recruiting is something that can be of great importance to you.
Why should you take the recruitment process for your cleaning company seriously?
The importance of recruiting cannot be overstated. Unless you are running a futuristic, fully automated business, you have to invest time, money, and resources to find a place to hire your employees. This applies even more to contractors whose business is service-based, such as a cleaning business. The quality of the services you provide will more or less reflect the success or, ultimately, of your business.
You may have state-of-the-art inventory at your disposal, but unless you hire experienced people with the knowledge and skills to make the best use of high quality equipment and products, your services will not exceed or even meet. the expectations of your customers. Simply put, there is no way a cleaning business owner can afford to hire the wrong cleaner. If the wrong people are hired, your business is bound to receive many harsh complaints and critical criticism from your customers. Before you know it, the business you’ve spent endless sleepless nights trying to build will crumble before your eyes.
Selection of quality employees for your cleaning business
Finding the right people for your cleaning business is easier said than done. The first question you need to understand is what kind of people make exemplary cleaning workers? We live in a world where millions of people are in desperate need of work. This desperation causes people to overdo it when trying to find work with employers like you. You will meet countless people who will tell you that they have a passion for cleaning and will work for you with great enthusiasm and dedication. To be honest, their words don’t sound convincing.
After all, most of these people are just unemployed, willing to lie to find a job. in your company. It is a noble initiative to help people find a way to put food on their tables, but your job as an entrepreneur is not to be a superman, but rather to be a picky employer. who only gets their hands on those who earn the right to be called crème de la crème. This is how a business grows through the hard work and work of people who want to be better and try harder than everyone else.
Many people who sign up for cleaning jobs don’t realize the level of commitment and persistence required for the job. It is not an easy task whatever the tension. Every employee is expected to work hard and strive for the standards of excellence that you must set for them. You should also be wary of those who despise cleaning and think it is a dishonest profession. In fact, many people who will be outside your office looking for a job will see the job you are offering as a form of temporary work that will help them pay their bills.
Hiring people looking for work just because they need the money to do it, Moment in time is never a brilliant idea. First of all, these people will not stay long. Second, they may not feel the need to be sincere because they lack respect and concern for the profession, which is not suitable for the ideal employee. Maybe these employees will do well to impress you during the first few days on the job. However, once you start to line their pockets, their performance will drop and they will look to future endeavors.
Your attention should be focused on people who plan to work in the cleaning industry for a long time. These are people who are really inclined to pursue a career in the cleaning industry. These workers will be knocking on your doors with big dreams and goals in their heads. You and your business can be the vehicle through which they pursue their goals and dreams. Hiring such people will not only give you the satisfaction of employing decent people, but it will also help your business run smoother than ever before. These people bring a diverse set of skills and personal merit to the table. As an entrepreneur, you must view these skills and virtues as resources that must be used effectively. Style
More often than not, these workers won’t be disappointed or make serious mistakes when you clean your clients’ offices and homes. They will use their full potential and make sure that you and your client are happy with the quality of the services they provide. Most importantly, these jobs will earn a lot of respect for you and your business. Now you might be asking what respect has to do with earning an income and making a profit, but after spending a few years in the cleaning industry (or any other business) you will soon realize the value of mutual respect between employers. and an employee, and how that can pave the way for the development of a whole new business.
Show your hiring need
Coming back to the challenge of hiring employees, there are still many more job opportunities. good employees than knowing what a typical employee should be. With so many other cleaning companies, it will be extremely difficult for you to come across employees who will benefit your businesses. There is a great need for hardworking, experienced and honest men and women in the cleaning industry, and therefore you need to be resourceful and creative in your employment initiatives to ensure that you are served by them. best workers in town.
Simple statement Asking for help “Won’t help your cause. It will simply grab the attention of greedy, unreliable and lazy job seekers. You can look at your supplies and your customers to find the right people for your business. However, do not try to rob an employee of the customer. This will most likely cause the customer to cancel the transaction and you could lose a huge amount of money instead of buying the services of a perfect employee; certainly not worth the financial loss.
This is a good step in letting your social contacts know that you are looking for effective employees in your business. It’s the easiest and easiest way to find suitable candidates for your job posting. If your social contacts are trustworthy and take care of you, they will most likely introduce you to employees who will prove to be invaluable assets to your cleaning business in the not too distant future.
Verification of candidates for participation in your cleaning job opening
In most cases, stereotyping is not a healthy practice, but when it comes to hiring workers, sorting people into groups and treating them with the same paint can actually pay off. Take the case of students, for example. As an entrepreneur in the cleaning industry, you should be aware that students are excellent workers in the companies they serve. This is especially true for cleaning services where workers have to work at night. This is because students who take classes all day can work at night. More often than not, students are energetic, young, energetic people who are willing to take on additional work and learn from senior managers.
It is always best to hire students who are in their first or second year, this is a way to ensure that you continue to use their services for at least 2-3 years before they decide to practice. another profession. Sometimes they can get close to your business and decide to continue working for you even after you graduate. In such cases, you are encouraged to pay them back a large sum for their loyalty and give them more authority to keep them motivated and eager for new challenges.
Consider outsourcing the recruiting process to save time and resources
If you’re struggling to find workers on your own and your social contacts aren’t helping, you may want to consider using temporary help services or an employment agency. These agencies have a reputation for providing skilled workers to various companies in different sectors of the economy. Seeking help from an employment agency is an option that most aspiring entrepreneurs do not accept for two reasons. First, these business owners have no experience with such agencies and do not understand the dynamics of how these agencies help businesses.
Second, prospective employees are reluctant to pay the seemingly huge fees charged by recruiting agencies. There is no denying that you are unlikely to accumulate great wealth in the early stages of running your business and therefore not have enough money to spend on unnecessary expenses. With that said, it should be noted that investing in agencies that will do job advertisements, employee background checks and background checks are not something you will end up regretting if you strike a deal with a good reputation. employment agency. In other words, spending money on recruiting agencies is only recommended when you don’t have the funds to hire the right workers on your own.
Mistakes to avoid when recruiting staff for your cleaning business
Many cleaning business owners hire friends and family primarily because they are willing to work for less and because they are much easier to trust. Hiring friends and family isn’t always a bad idea, but you should avoid it, or at least approach it with caution. The reason is quite simple, because your personal relationships with your friends and family can hurt the employer-employee relationship you are trying to establish with them once you recruit them.
Successful employers make it clear that they are the alpha figure of the business and that they are responsible. Trying to be bossy with your brother or sister can damage your personal relationship with them, as well as jeopardize the fluidity of your business operations. If you hire them, it is imperative to be diplomatic from the start and set the rules that you and your friend / family member are willing to follow.
The rule of thumb for hiring any worker in your cleaning business is only to hire people you trust in your own home. This way you can find out if the employees can be assigned to the property of your customers. Great employees will attract happy customers, and happy customers will make your business a huge success.