Avoid High Cleaning-Staff Turnover

Learn the four warning signs that a new hire may not stay on the job long

December 19, 2018

Your cleaning business runs more efficiently and can accept more contracts when it is fully staffed. However, preventing high staff turnover can be a challenge in the industry. Kwantek, a company that provides businesses with hiring tools, has pinpointed four red flags to watch for when hiring workers for your cleaning staff.

  • Long commutes: Although potential hires may not consider distance when applying for a job, the frustration of a long commute may soon take its toll, causing them to look for a new position closer to home. Before hiring new cleaners, consider how far the candidates live from the location where they’ll be working.
  • Clashes between work environment and personality: Reconsider hiring extroverts for jobs where they’ll be working alone, and introverts for positions where they need to work as part of a team.
  • Salary incompatibility: If job candidates are taking significant pay cuts to work for you, they may be planning to stay with your company only until they find a position that pays more.
  • Lack of cleaning experience: Although many successful cleaners learn on the job, others may take the position to determine if it’s a good fit. If they decide a cleaning job isn’t for them, you’ll have wasted valuable time and money training them.

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