12 Tips for Training New Cleaners

12 Tips for Training New Cleaners

Training can be time consuming and costly, but it’s also crucial to the success of your business. After all, your cleaners are the most important people on your customer service team! To help you ensure your training program is as effective yet efficient as possible, here are 12 tips to help you save time and money while delivering quality training.

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10 Movie Janitors Who Swept the Box Office

10 Movie Janitors Who Swept the Box Office

While the 2018 Academy Awards wasn’t on everyone’s radar this year, Swept’s resident movie buffs made sure to tune in this past Sunday night. So you can imagine how delighted we were to see the film that received the highly coveted Oscar for Best Picture is about a woman who works at a secret government laboratory as a…. **drum roll please** You guessed it! A janitor!

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4 Signs You’re Hiring the Wrong Cleaner

4 Signs You’re Hiring the Wrong Cleaner

Finding great cleaners is not easy. We often discuss hiring with our customers. Years ago when we were running our own cleaning company, we found out the hard way how much work went into finding and keeping cleaners.

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How to Interview Cleaners So They Are Way More Likely to Stick Around

How to Interview Cleaners So They Are Way More Likely to Stick Around

If you’ve hired cleaners in the past or are doing so now, you know it can be a time-consuming and even frustrating process. Some people will express interest in the job but not provide enough information to even merit following up, while others will fill out an entire application form but then not show up to the interview. If you’re new to the industry and are thinking about hiring your first few cleaners, it may feel overwhelming. What questions should you ask them? What paperwork do they need to fill out? Having ran a cleaning company ourselves, we know it isn’t easy.

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How to Create an Employee Referral Program for Your Janitorial Business

How to Create an Employee Referral Program for Your Janitorial Business

We all know that finding new cleaners for your business is a tough challenge.

Availability, fit with your culture, what you’re looking for, what they’re looking for, it all plays a major role in finding a win win. One source for great employees that many cleaning businesses overlook or under utilize is their existing staff.

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How to Find the Best Cleaners by Writing Better Job Postings

How to Find the Best Cleaners by Writing Better Job Postings

Many think that a job description for a cleaner doesn’t require much thought. If your approach is to hire anyone that will show up, then that might work, but if you’re tired of dealing with cleaner turnover you may want to read on…

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The One Hiring Hack Every Janitorial Company Should Be Using

The One Hiring Hack Every Janitorial Company Should Be Using

Do you post jobs online when hiring new cleaners? If you answered yes (which you should have,) then you know how it feels to be faced with hundreds of job applications piling up in your inbox. The worst part, most of the applicants do not meet the basic criteria for you to hire them. My business partner (Matt) created a solution for this and basically saved my sanity; so we decided to build a public, free tool to allow other janitorial companies to benefit.

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