How to Hire Your First Cleaning Crew Employee

Especially if your business is in its starting phase you need a reliable crew to help you grow. Thus, it’s important to know how to hire your first cleaning crew employee. As a business owner, you need to know how to find dedicated people and, maybe even more importantly, how to keep them in your team.

It can be daunting to start hiring new people. What do you look for? How do you find people that fit your company culture? This article will show you how to have a structured recruiting process for your cleaning business and find the best employees that will help you launch your business forward.

What to look for in your cleaning crew employees

Before scheduling the first interviews, you need to know exactly what you want your employee to be like. By establishing this beforehand, you will know how to write and design your ads, your job description and the questions you will be asking during the interview. Here are some examples of traits that can help your cleaning crew:

  • Friendliness

Your employees will come in contact with your clients. Therefore, your cleaning crew should know how to be friendly, so that your customers will be completely satisfied.

  • Reliability

It’s obvious that the ideal cleaning crew needs to be reliable. First of all, you need to trust them with successfully completing the tasks you give them. Furthermore, your clients entrust you with their belongings and their comfort zone. Therefore, you need to be confident that your employees are trustworthy.

  • Cleaning experience

Especially for your first employees, you should look for someone with previous experience. Once your cleaning business expands, you will afford to train inexperienced people before they join your crew.

  • Problem solving

The ideal cleaning crew member can adapt to unexpected situations. You won’t always be by the side of your employees to solve problems for them and tell them what to do. So you should be confident that your cleaning crew will be able to deal with most issues and be flexible in order to get the job done.

The hiring process for your cleaning crew

In order to have a successful hiring process, you should try and have a structured approach to finding the perfect employee. It should be customised to your needs, but here is a short example that can inspire you:

1. Go through applications

After you’ve posted your ads and job posts, people will start to apply. In case you have a lot of applications, it’s a good idea to sort them into multiple categories, from the most suitable for the job to the not-so-much. This way it will be easier for you during the next steps of the process.

2. Interviewing

After sorting out your applications, you should start calling people and scheduling interviews. Before you meet in person with your applicants, make sure that you know exactly what you’re looking for and prepare a set of questions that you want to ask. This way you won’t find yourself in the situation of missing some crucial information about someone at the end of the interview.

3. Background checks and references

Once the interview is done, it’s time to do a background check and verify the references of the people you’re interested in. This is quite an important step because you need to make sure that your future employees are trustworthy and suitable for your business.

4. Second Interview or Job Offer

Depending on how sure you are of someone, you can either schedule a second interview or send them your job offer. However, be mindful if you’re looking for people with previous cleaning experience, your job offer should reflect that you acknowledge and value that.

Building the perfect cleaning crew isn’t an easy job. However, you will know when you find the perfect employee. They will help you grow your business and maybe even train the cleaning crew that you want to form in the future.

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  • Write to us: Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
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