As your cleaning franchise grows and becomes more profitable, demand for your services is likely to keep on growing. This leaves many franchisees in a position where they need to hire support staff for the first time.

Employing staff is a key part of running a business and a sure-fire sign that your company is performing well, but choosing the right employees can be tricky, especially if you have no previous experience when it comes to recruiting.

Here we offer a few top-tips for choosing new employees that could prove handy in the recruitment process.

Look for experience but offer training

Previous commercial cleaning experience is a major benefit for a new member of staff, but if there is no suitable candidate available some good training can help a new recruit become a real asset. Training new staff yourself will help them to learn the ropes quickly and understand the standards of service required by you and your customers.

Choose local

Try to advertise your job vacancy in an area that is local to where your new or existing clients are based. This will make it far easier for a new member of staff to travel to work, even if there is poor weather or public transport delays and guarantees they will have a decent knowledge of the area when making their way to new assignments.

Ask for references

This is a bit of an obvious one but finding out about a candidates’ employment history can play an important part in deciding if they are the right person for the job. Most companies ask candidates to provide reference details from their two most recent employers, and permission to contact them before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Transport is a bonus

Hiring a domestic cleaner with their own form of transport isn’t essential, but it can help to make your service more flexible. You may have to subsidise the employee for their mileage costs, but they could be very helpful in offering services in new areas and helping to collect supplies and other business essentials.

Make paperwork a priority

We all know that ‘cash in hand’ jobs can land employers and employees in hot water, so always make sure that the necessary paperwork is in place. This includes making sure an employee has the right to work in the United Kingdom and that all National Insurance and income tax arrangements are in place prior to the start of employment.

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