Your cleaning business is growing. You have a full slate of clients who need your maid services, and that list is growing! Is it time to hire cleaners for your maid services business? Hiring employees can be a stressful undertaking. This article will help you eliminate some of the stress from the hiring process. Let’s review some of the qualities to look for in employees and what steps to follow in the hiring process.
What to look for?
Your first step is to determine what kind of employee you are looking for. If you do not have a clear idea in your mind of what you want before advertising for the position, you will struggle from the onset. You have to know what you want before you can hire the right people. Remember, the people you hire directly reflect you when they are working for your clients. To ensure you are put in the best light, here are a few common traits to look for:
Friendliness – If your employees work directly with your clients, you’ll want to know they are friendly and work well with others.
Trustworthiness – Your clients are trusting you with their workspace or private areas. The people you put into those areas must be the type you can trust. Depending upon where you will assign them a criminal background check is entirely acceptable.
Previous experience – Though you could train a new hire from scratch, those with previous cleaning experience can be a huge bonus to your business.
Place those ads
Now that you know what to look for, you can place those want ads. There are a number of resources one can use for placements. Check with local newspapers first. Another good place to use is an online resource such as Indeed or ZipRecruiter.
Review applications – Be prepared. Depending on the job market, you may receive a lot. Take your time and look at each application you receive. Sort them in order of interest.
Setup interviews – Starting with those you are most interested in, start the interview process. You may find you have weeded some of the applicants out just by reviewing their applications.
The interview – Use the interview to get a feel for the applicant’s personality and help determine if they are a good fit for you and your company. Avoid questions you legally cannot ask, such as age and religious preferences.
Check References – Checking on applicants’ references can give you great insight into what previous bosses think of your candidate. Though you will only be provided with references the candidate thinks will be positive, it is still worth following up on.
Job Offer – At this point, you should have narrowed the field down to one or two applicants. Make your offer to the top candidate and wait for their answer.
This advice will help you fill those open positions as you grow as a cleaning business. Want to make the process even easier? We have partnered with Pipehire to make the recruiting process even less stressful! To learn more, visit our website.