November 3, 2017
At Swept we talk about employee retention in the cleaning industry a lot. Because 1, constant employee turnover almost always has a negative impact on customer satisfaction… and 2, we’ve surveyed janitorial business owners and found that keeping cleaners is one of the biggest challenge the industry faces. Employee turnover rates in the janitorial industry average between 75% and 375% each year. So even though we’ve written articles about how to improve cleaner retention, we feel like there is more to be said on the topic. We want to get to the root of the problem and understand: What actually causes high turnover in the janitorial industry?
December 9, 2016
In the janitorial industry most of the work is done remotely, so it’s easy for your front line staff to feel that their efforts are being overlooked. Giving constructive feedback is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost productivity and lower the risk of employee turnover. Yet only 58% of mangers think they give enough feedback! (Feedback Academy) In this article we’ll look at the do’s and don’ts of giving feedback to your cleaning staff to boost employee retention and customer satisfaction.
December 3, 2016
What does a ‘win’ look like in your janitorial business? You might be thinking things like: Winning a bid over your competition. Pleasing your clients, earning new business from a referral. Hitting a milestone like 20 years in business.