Choosing the Right Cleaning Employees
Hiring the right staff for your cleaning company is a big challenge in the industry. After your first 10 or so hires you know generally who your star employees are and who you would die happy never seeing again.
But you can’t say “ I only want to work with a specific race, age or gender” in your hiring ads...Well, you could, but I’m sure there’s some kind of government entity that would frown upon that.
Today Mike coaches Michael Frenda on how to zero in on choosing the right cleaning employees that work with your whole team cohesively and make your life easier.
BONUS TIP: Find out where you ideal employees hang out, what they’re interested in, what they read and listen to and put your ads there!
Next up is Culture and Core values. This is a topic that Mike hits on all the time but it’s crucial to making your cleaning company run smoothly on all levels.
Listen in on how to weave your core values throughout your cleaning company and hiring process.
If you are very clear on your core values you ads should be dripping with your core values.
If your core value is honesty or integrity then make that abundantly clear in your hiring ad.
“Would you rather cut off your left arm than tell a lie? then this is the company for you
Learn how you can use the copy in your ads not only to attract the employees you want but repel the ones you don’t.
Prospective employees should know exactly who they are dealing with from the words you use. This can also be translated to your sales copy but that’s another podcast for another day.
The right employees will be attracted to your core values and culture will feel like they’re home when they are working for you.
Mike shares wisdom on how to transform your hiring process into an indoctrination to attract the best cleaning employees and keep them.
It’s not about the money.
A lot of employers make the mistake of thinking if they pay more than the others they will get a better caliber of employee. Learn why that fallacy can be costing you more than $1/hr per employees.
Obviously you have to pay min wage by law and it’s not going to be 18/hr but typically it’s a 1-3$hr swing.
Hear how you can combat the hourly rate battle and weed out all those problem employees before they even step foot in your office.
Mike recommends reading Topgrading - Bradford D. Smart Ph.D. These concepts can really supercharge your hiring process.
BONUS TIP: Don’t accept people with large employment gaps.
Don’t just accept long periods of time of no work. Dig into why didn't they work. What they might be hiding could save you time and money.
You might be surprised at what you’re telling your new hires when you don’t dig deeper into their employment history.
Finally Mike breaks down a few key concepts when it comes to hiring.
Don’t let your fear of not hiring someone you need to hire a bad employee.
Learn what he means when he says 3 different places, 3 different people and how it can refine your selection process without any extra work.
Finally, when it comes to choosing the right cleaning employees keep in mind, once you do hire them you can easily turn a good employee to a bad one without ongoing support, community and daily examples
Michael then brings the heat in the Lightning Round
“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better” -Jim Rohn
Make sure you put enough effort into marketing and sales
Make the decision that you are going to work ON the business more than IN the business
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