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Why It Is Important to Plan For Long Term Hiring In the Office Cleaning Industry

Long Term Hiring In the Office Cleaning Industry

 What should be the skill level of people engaged in commercial cleaning jobs? Most people would think it to be a no-brainer. Well, they are not at fault if they think so. It is undoubtedly a low skilled job that involves some rubbing and scrubbing by using detergents and cleaning products. Just what is required to press the buttons of some cleaning equipment that they use! It does not seem to be hard work at all and any Tom, Dick and Harry can do it even if it is for the first time that they may be doing it. That is what people feel about the job that is usually entrusted to any professional commercial office cleaning company in Tasmania.

High employee turnover

It might appear from above that employees of cleaning companies do not have any impact on the job quality.  It seems that machines, gadgets, cleaning agents, even brooms, and brushes are more important than the people doing it. This is also the perception of many in the cleaning business. When attending sales calls, the marketing person highlights the superior quality of work by linking it to machines and chemicals. However, this is the biggest misconception that prevails in the industry and among customers too. This misconception can be attributed to the high turnover of the cleaning industry that is around 200%.  It is just amazing how quick the door revolves for employees working in cleaning companies. The result is that cleaning companies find it almost impossible to build a lasting team comprised of trained people.

The need – long-term hiring

Against this backdrop, the issue of hiring employees for commercial office cleaning companies assumes much importance. Looking beyond the misconception, one would see how important employees can be for cleaning companies. Since it is a service, its quality depends not only on the job but also on the way it is done. It is all about maintaining good relationships with clients. Cleanliness is a perception and its quality cannot be measured.  How good the job has been done depends, to a great extent, on the client’s perspective. This can be accentuated through a good relationship that cleaning company employees establish with clients. To build a good relationship, you need loyal and trained employees who have worked long term with the company.

It hurts the company

Frequent change of staff affects the quality of work as there is hardly any time to train people. Employees tend to leave even before they are trained. The misconception that the job can be done by anybody undermines its worth thereby attracting an inferior quality of people.  Since there is a constant flow of new recruits, the spending on training goes up. High employee turnover actually translates into high customer turnover that should be avoided. Therefore, it is extremely important to pay attention to the quality of people recruited for office cleaning jobs. There are cleaning companies that have benefited from long-term hiring and have stuck to it. They focus on recruiting the right people who are willing to pay back to the company.

The right approach

Paying attention to employee hiring and retaining them holds the key to addressing the issue of high employee turnover.

  • Recruit the right people through proper screening and background check.
  • Emphasize on training them to make them understand that they are doing an important job.
  • Create an interactive environment that allows the management to listen to employees and respond.
  • Provide opportunities for their skill development, pay them well, and recognize their contribution.

 

Low employee turnover reflects the superior quality of office cleaning company that offers a better quality of services.

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Hua Hin Thailand – Virtual Destination Hot Spot #1

One of Thailands’ Hot Spots for Travel

Hua Hin is located on the western side of Thailand. It’s a large enough city to have its own airport . This makes getting there very simple if you have the money to fly there. If you’re on a budget the best way to get to Hua Hin is by train. Trains depart daily from Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok and the journey takes about 4 hours. You can jump on the Hua Hin train at Bang Sue Junction if you’re in the North of Bangkok.

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The Train

The cost of a ticket is just 44 baht, which is in the normal seating area obviously. If you wish to travel with a little more comfort, the ticket price will be a little more expensive.

The trip to Hua Hin on the train was not too comfortable. This was seriously made up for by the stunning scenery which we passed through. The train travels through a number of stations, villages, plantations, and farms. You’ll get a good look at how Thai rural life is lived.

At one station, there is even a troop of monkeys which come down to visit us and to the joy of the children on board the train.

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Buses

Buses to Hua Hin leave from a number of different spots. The main area is at the southern bus station which is in Pinklao. The buses leave every hour and you have the option of traveling via air-conditioned bus. Tickets cost approximately 160 baht. It’s a good idea to book in advance, but in general, this is not necessary. Minibuses to Hua Hin from Bangkok leave from Victory Monument frequently. They leave to and from, Hua Hin every 15 minutes or so. They’ll get you to your destination quicker but with less comfort and they can be slightly more expensive than the bus.

Attractions

Hua Hin is one of the oldest resorts or getaways in Thailand. It’s been enjoyed by the Thais for generations. The name means ‘stone head’ and the central location of Hua Hin city in Thailand makes for the journey to the city to be rather easy and less time consuming than going to other beach cities in Thailand.

It’s easy to see why the Thai people have been enjoying this beachside city for generation after generation.

The beaches at Hua Hin Thailand are some of the best beaches in Thailand with their white sand and rolling surf. The city is also surrounded by a number of hills which provide magnificent views of Hua Hin bay and the city.

History

Hua Hin first became a resort back in the 1920’s when the residing King of Thailand, King Prajadhipok visited the area. It is now well known to be the summer residence of the King and this can be further enforced through the stationing of the naval security unit for Klai Kang Won royal place.

Sites

The security unit which is moored about 1500 yards offshore consists of 3 naval vessels and when they dock to change hands they can draw large crowds of tourists. Hua Hin town still maintains a large fishing fleet. In the evenings you can even see the boats fishing for squid with the translucent lights. They use these lights in the dark of the night to attract the squid to the surface for an easy catch.

The main areas of Hua Hin are situated from the railway station on Soi 76 down to the beach. To the north and south of the railway station, there’s mostly resorts. There is a lot of development, however, at the present time and this will, in turn, lead to further services being available in this area.

Hua Hin, Thailand is definitely ‘on the map’ and becoming a major tourist attraction.

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