If you’re the owner of a cleaning business, it’s your responsibility to hire professional, trustworthy, and hardworking employees—and this may not always be the easiest task. However, investing the time and resources into finding the right employees can make all the difference. Employees who have these traits can help uphold your company’s reputation and get the job done right.
At Insurance Canopy, we care about your business and its success. We’ll share with you four tips on how to choose the right employees for your cleaning business.
Tip #1: Post on Job Search Websites
Getting the word out about your need for new employees in the first step in your search. Be very specific in the job description about what you are looking for in an employee. Candidates with previous cleaning experience would require less training and therefore expense to hire on. If they don’t have previous experience, interviewing potential candidates would still be a good idea. Just know you will need to help train them properly, so finding candidates with a can-do attitude will help in the long run. You can post job openings on Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, Glassdoor, Getwork, and more.
Tip #2: Have In-Person Interviews
Most interviews are online, however, since working in the cleaning industry requires employees to work in-person, we recommend meeting with all candidates in-person. This can help you get to know them and ask them questions about their experience, work ethic, and expectations. Meeting with someone in-person can help you gain a great understanding of the traits they possess. Are they friendly? Do they seem self-motivated and hard working? Make sure that you vet the candidates during the hiring process so you can hire the ones that will be the best fit for your company.
Tip #3: Perform Background Checks
Having a required background check for each person that you’re interested in hiring is our third tip. Because cleaning employees are working in peoples’ personal spaces every day, like family rooms, offices, etc., you’ll want to make sure that you can trust your employees. It will cost your company a few extra dollars to perform background checks, but it will be worth it. Candidates will have to agree to a background check during the application process. You can perform these background checks to find out about any criminal offenses, work history, education, credit history, and more.
Tip #4: Make Your Company Desirable
Although you’re the one selecting those to be hired, they also have to choose you. For this reason, you’ll want to make sure that your company is a desirable place to work. Offer employee perks where you can and pay for sick days and a few days off throughout the year so your employees can have a break. You’ll want to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and dedication to your company, doing so will give a reason for your employees to stick around. Having cleaning business insurance will also boost your company’s credibility and help your employees work with peace of mind.
Empower Your Staff
Now that you know the above tips to hire a quality cleaning staff, you’re ready to begin your search! Post the job listing on multiple sites so it can get seen by many, have in-person interviews, perform background checks, and make sure your company is a great place to work. Best of luck with your cleaning business!