Hiring the right employee at the right time is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting out or deciding to grow your business. Hiring the right employee means hiring someone who will not only carry forth your brand in a positive light, but give your business that extra little bit of magic it needs to grow to the next level. However, many businesses, whether in the cleaning industry, marketing, management, or even public education, make the mistake of finding someone to fill the position instead of investing in them long-term.
Although a debatable topic, whether someone is replaceable or not depends greatly on how much you were willing to invest in your employee. Remember, “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson
Ultimately, it starts with finding and knowing how to hire the right employee successfully. Here’s how:
- Find someone who wants to be invested in
It’s easy finding just anyone to fill a seat, but it requires a little bit more searching to find someone who wants to be invested in. For many, it’s a job. It’s a way for them to make money in order to pay the bills at the end of the month. However, someone who wants to be invested in wants to learn from someone who knows more. They may not know everything, but they’re hungry for skills improvement. Choose them.
- Have a checklist ready
There are certain qualities you absolutely need from a new employee that you simply can’t look past. This depends greatly on your company’s values and morals, so make sure you have a set checklist ready when interviewing new candidates. It’ll make the elimination process easier as well.
- Post where you’d want to be found
Post a job vacancy on platforms where the majority of your target market would typically hang out; whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, the newspaper, or even online job posting sites. It may seem obvious, but many aim for a wide range of platforms not taking into consideration that you may not find the right cleaning candidate on LinkedIn as you may find on Facebook, for instance.
- Look for some who’s in love with what they do
Loving what you do is extremely important for success. You can fake it for a little while, but that won’t last. You need to find a candidate who exudes passion for what they do. Cleaning may not be for everyone, but for some, it’s an enjoyable time to spend their day. Look for those individuals. They’ll clean like you’ve never seen before. Passion is priceless.
- Offer a reasonable salary
Let’s face it, we all need money in order to pay our bills. Offer a reasonable salary. You’re going to have to if you plan on keeping the right employee. The right employees also know their worth and won’t choose your company if you offer too little money. You get what you give, so be reasonable and invest in your employees.
Invest in your employees by implementing an employee attendance registration system for your cleaning company.