If you own a cleaning franchise and have a busy period of business ahead, it might be time to employ some short-term support to help lighten the load.

To help you make the right choice we’re listed some important factors to consider when taking on new members of staff on a temporary basis.

How many staff do you need?

Think carefully about your forthcoming workload and how stretched your current operation will be. An extra pair of hands might be just right to spread the work evenly, relieving the strain on your existing work force and maintaining the standard of service extended to your clients. On the flip side, employing one too many new workers can leave you over-staffed and looking to find additional work.

Try to find experience

A short-term member of staff can make a real difference to your team and play an important role in maintaining the quality of service you offer clients during busy periods. To make sure you find a cleaner with the right qualities, try to find someone with previous experience that can provide a few references from previous employers.

Put a proper contract in place

Even if you’re taking on additional staff on a very short-term basis, it’s important to have the correct paperwork in place, including National Insurance and PAYE. A formal temporary contract and official wage slips should be issued, just as they would with permanent staff, and make sure to keep all details of the employment within your bookkeeping records.

Think of it as a trial

As short-term staff can’t really undertake a trial period of employment, it’s important to make sure that they are performing well and that customers are satisfied with their work. Remember that a temporary worker that works well within your business could be taken on as a permanent or full-time employee in the future, so a temporary stint is the perfect opportunity to see what they can do.

Get in touch

If you are interested in starting your own cleaning franchise and would like to benefit from the knowledge and experience offered by the team at Domestique, please call us today on 0121 369 0999.