Do you need to recruit cleaning staff for your business but are not sure how?
For today’s Q&A Thursday, the following question about how to recruit cleaning staff was asked on the Maid In Business Facebook page and the answers may help you too. Read on.
This was the answer:
I would not recommend print media for several reasons;
- print media is expensive,
- Print is generally only viewed by an individual once
- print is in decline.
The people you are looking to attract to your business are more than likely online. et’s look at some other options you can you use to recruit cleaning staff, that are easier and more cost effective
Let’s look at some other options you can you use to recruit cleaning staff, that are easier and more cost effective
There are many job matching websites out there.
For UK residents, I would highly recommend the Government website “Universal Job Match’ which is essentially the online job centre. It is free to sign up to the service and free to post
Another easy to use website is Indeed – it is free to sign up to indeed and it is free to post jobs. An extra function, that is useful if you need to recruit in a hurry or are recruiting for more than one cleaner, is to ‘boost’ your advertisement – this is a paid feature but typically costs around £1.50 per day which is waaaay cheaper than print!
If you have a website (which you really, really should have) I would recommend having a page dedicated to your cleaning vacancies – make sure to keep it updated
You have gone to great lengths to build a facebook page or a twitter following, so use them!
Create advertisements for your social media platforms to recruit for cleaning staff. Someone who follows you may either be looking for work, or know somebody who is.
Ask you fans and/or followers to share your post.
If you are not sure on what sizes your images should be for what social media site I’ve got you covered. See my early post on how to size images for social media like a pro
You have more people who can help you than you realise. Use these people to help spread you recruit for cleaning staff:
- Other employees – Offer a referral bonus
- Your friends and family – They know people right? They may know someone you hadn’t thought of, or may not even know!
- Your local networking and business contacts
- Your clients – put it in your newsletter or client contact page, saying that you are expanding and are looking for staff if they know of anybody
There are recruitment agencies, of course, we all know this. Now unless it is end-of-the-world type stuff you should stay away from these. Recruitment agencies are expensive, they are a business and they’re business is people. You will have no room for a markup on their cost and probably end up running at a loss. Crikey!
There are not for profit recruitment agencies, government-backed worked schemes, and independent training agencies you can work with. These organisations are free or have minimal charge, and are packed full of individuals who are eager to return to work.
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