Running a business in today’s fast-paced economic times is no easy task. It takes time, money, and pure effort to run a business that is profitable as well as manageable. With the passing times, more and more companies prefer to outsource several functions be it for the purposes of reducing management load or overhead costs. Custodial functions, including cleaning, tends to be one of them.
Considering it is a vital function (hygiene should not be compromised for efficiency) it cannot be eliminated completely. However, dedicating resources and time to overseeing and managing this function is not always a priority. This article will examine the reasons why you should consider hiring a professional cleaning service.
As mentioned above, having full-time employees does not mean just paying salaries. There are many other expenses such as bonuses, gratuity fund contributions, tax formalities, insurance coverage, and other miscellaneous benefits according to labor laws. By hiring a professional cleaning service, you eliminate all of these additional costs as they would then be borne by the cleaning company instead.
From a liability point of view, you also tend to be in a safer position with fewer employees as the chances of any unfortunate incidents are reduced. This has a direct impact on insurance considerations for the company overall. For example, if there are fewer employees, then there is a reduced chance of an incident of theft or misconduct, leading to a direct impact on liability insurance premiums.
All of these reduced costs translate to increased profits or even a bigger allowance for reinvestment and business growth.
THE OFFICE WILL BE CLEANER
As a customer of the cleaning service, your only concern would be whether your office is clean or not. Virtually, the cleaning company’s only job is to ensure the same, allowing them the luxury of attention to detail as the scope of work is reduced. This would lead to a cleaner work environment and improved hygiene.
From a managerial point of view, this would increase work productivity in the long run as a cleaner and hygienic working environment would reduce the chance of illness. This means employees take fewer days off work due to sickness and work can continue uninterrupted.
REDUCED MANAGEMENT LOAD
In addition to the reduced costs and better work environment, hiring a cleaning service can have a significant impact on management load. As you can see from the above, having cleaners, or employees, on a full-time basis means having to deal with more than just paying a salary. You also need to spend time ensuring that a specific function is being carried out properly and efficiently. If the office isn’t being kept clean, you first need to spend time assessing where the problem is and then spend time on fixing it.
Also, employees usually equate to employee issues and managing such issues tends to take up a significant amount of time and resources, from both a managerial and HR point of view, which could be dedicated to a more pressing matter.
While the cost benefits come to fruition in the long run, they are nonetheless existent if a company chooses to outsource cleaning to a professional cleaning company. On the other hand, one can see the benefits of workload and work efficiency almost immediately. If you’re looking to hire a professional cleaning service, check out Shine Cleaning Solutions.