Hard-working employees can be hard to find. For a cleaning business, you need able-bodied employees who are able to follow directions closely. If you plan on sending employees to clean properties without supervision, you should check into their background to ensure they are trustworthy. Advertising for help in the right places increases your chances of finding the right employees for your cleaning business. If you do not require your employees have a college degree, you will have access to more of the available workforce.
Advertise in the local paper and in any student papers near your business. Get at least a quarter-page ad and explain what benefits will come with working for your cleaning company. Decorate the ad with a relevant picture that catches the eye.
Advertise on the Internet. Sites like monster.com and snagajob.com attract candidates. You can even create accounts as an employer and search for resumes that job-seekers have uploaded. Look for candidates with experience in home-making, cleaning and kitchen maintenance. People who have prior experience at hotels or restaurants may also be qualified to work in your cleaning business.
Contact your local unemployment office. You can also put up advertisements on community bulletin boards. Look for these boards at local thrift stores, universities and churches.
Create a pre-employment test for candidates to take when they submit their resume. Ask about their career goals, experience with cleaning and priorities. Offering short answer questions will show you more about potential employees than standard fill-in-the-blank questions.
Meet with the candidates. If you see someone with potential, hire him on a trial basis. See how he perform and whether you want to keep him on as a regular employee.
Even candidates with experience in cleaning will need training. Your company will have standardized cleaning practices of which your new candidates will be unaware. Teach them how to work following your practices and be sure that they can (and will) do things your way before hiring them as regular employees.
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