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November 2012 Contractor Success

Clean It Or Outsource It?

Contractors want to satisfy their clients' requests and, unaware of the option to subcontract, some take on projects beyond their scope of expertise.

November 12, 2012
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Contractors Are There To Help

Government regulations relating to health, security and legality provide a daunting challenge to businesses in both good times and bad.

When hiring employees, the screening process of a contractor should be no less than ensuring a valid social security number, employment eligibility verification with an I-9 form and a seven-year criminal background check.

Dangerous or confidential environments could require additional vetting, including fingerprinting and drug testing.

A reputable janitorial contractor will have been requiring this level of vetting long before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security came into play.

Companies associated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have higher safety standards and increased cleaning requirements, amplifying the need for qualified contractors.

Outsourcing allows for the transfer of many risk and liability issues to specialists who have made a career out of the intricacies of their commercial cleaning niche.

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