If your a business owner trying to save money, do you have your employees also doing the job of a cleaning service? Learn how this concept may not always go over well with employees and the benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service.
According to an article at stathakis.com, “Who’s Cleaning Your Office”
“Using Your Own Employees For Office Cleaning Is Not Ideal
If you want to save money, unloading cleaning duties on your current staff is one of the worst mistakes you can make. A receptionist, cashier or other employee is likely going to be unresponsive to being asked to clean toilets. It isn’t that cleaning is beneath them but unless specifically hired to clean, it will feel that way to many employees. Likewise, the work of cleaning can be kind of gross and employees dressed to work with customers or in their own clothes are not typically going to appreciate scrubbing sinks or working with chemicals. All too often when you ask your employees to pick up cleaning duties you will find that these important tasks o delayed in favor of other more pressing work or they remain undone altogether. Over time, this can lead to a lack of ongoing maintenance, a dirty and often unhealthy work environment, absenteeism, job dissatisfaction, responsibility shifting causing discord between employees and ultimately higher employee turnover.
Maybe you are thinking about hiring your own dedicated office cleaning team. Do you really need more responsibility on your plate? Are you prepared to divert your time and energy to recruiting, hiring, training, background checks, disciplinary action, firing, overtime control and payment and benefits administration? More than likely, your time and energy is better off directed at improving your bottom line. Between healthcare costs and the money and time involved in administration of more employees, there are significant costs associated with employing over contracting. Likewise, attempting this is like running a completely different business within your core business, even if you can do it well, it still draws from time to can devote elsewhere.” To read the entire article click here.