A New Challenge
As the fight against Covid-19 continues, Building Service Contractors (BSCs) are faced with yet another challenge: The labor shortage. According to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the labor market is more than 6 million jobs short of being considered normal. This historic labor shortage is affecting nearly every industry including commercial cleaning businesses.
You may be asking: Well, this will go away, right?
The short answer is that yes, eventually, but not anytime soon. Many experts believe that the current labor trends will last years.
What You Can Do
Now more than ever before, BSCs must look inward and do what they can to not only attract cleaners, but attract retainable cleaners. You don’t have to settle for high turnover rates! To start, we suggest you evaluate some internal processes. Specifically, these:
- Evaluate your recruiting processes. What marketing strategies are you doing to attract employees? What are your competitors doing to attract candidates?
- Evaluate your onboarding process. The first 90 days of a new job a critical for increasing retention.
- Evaluate compensation. We’re not just talking about salary here. Are there ways you can reward employees for doing a good job? Bonuses for producing quality work can help.
- Evaluate your company culture. 15% of job seekers have turned down a job because of poor company culture. Seek ways to engage employees and make them look forward to coming to work each day.
However, we understand that as a busy company owner or manager, you don’t have time to do all the research and brainstorm yourself. That’s why we did it for you. In our FREE whitepaper, we have broken down all the tips, tricks, and techniques that you can do to attract retainable cleaners.
These are unprecedented times, but they will pass. Applying this whitepaper to your hiring processes can not only help you during the labor shortage but for good. Start hiring retainable cleaners and gain a leg up on your competitors!