JANITORIAL SERVICES – Hire and Pay
The success of a business on janitorial services depends on the workforce, as they are the one fulfilling your mandates to your clients. Hence, choosing the right people and providing the right pay are crucial in the janitorial services business.
Janitorial services guide on how to hire new employees
Who to hire?
Janitorial services are all about cleaning. Your ad should be creative and expressive on the mission and vision of your company. Given the increasing employment rate, applications will be pouring in and applicants will show their enthusiasm and love for cleaning as they apply for the job. However, janitorial service is a hard worker and can be physically exhausting, for this reason, you should probe further to know if they will stick to the job for long. Remember, turnover is expensive, so you should be wise in selecting the right people.
Part-timers should be considered in hiring workers because with their different availability, it’s as good as having full-time employees. College students, for instance, they needed money to support their education. You may assign them to work at night so they can go to school during the day, especially there are clients that require cleaning at night. They might stay for their need for money, but expressing your support to their education by having their work time aligned with their schedule in school, will likely let them stick with you longer. For cleaning houses, on the other hand, unemployed parents, particularly the mothers who want to maximize their time while their kids are in school are also best choices in hiring workers. We all know that most mothers are very meticulous in cleaning and with years of practice. Call us for a free quote about our work, as well as other services, like water and fire damage restoration, that we provide.
How much janitorial services company pay their employees?
How much to pay?
First, you should decide on how are you going to pay the workers? Is it based on the number of jobs completed, hours worked, or days rendered for the month? It is suggested that you pay them based on the jobs completed, so as not to compromise the quality of service the employees will provide. Paying them based on the number of hours worked will likely let them finish the job longer than they normally do, same goes with the number of days rendered. But if you pay them on a per job completed basis, their focus is on the particular job order alone, and they will also tend to be wise on the use of their time.
Also, in paying on a per job order basis, you can identify the price range for every scope of the job, which will give you the flexibility in giving an advantage on worker’s length of service in the company and/or quality of job completed. The incentive is a must, remember that these people work for a living, so no matter how tiring the job can be, as long as their pay is commensurate to it, they’ll stay longer and work harder.
Right people, right pay. It doesn’t end there though. Bottom line is that you should value your people as much as you value your clients as they are the one who executes your promised quality janitorial service.