During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a boom in demand for cleaning services. In turn, there’s been an upswing in demand for reliable janitorial workers. This has made the market more competitive.
If you’re hiring for cleaning staff for your company, you want to know you’re getting the best of the best. So what can you do?
Liberty Staffing Services offers great Janitors and Sanitation Workers. We’d like to provide you with these five tips to ensure you’re recruiting reliable staff every time you need to hire.
1. Work with Liberty Staffing
The first thing you should do is get in touch with a staffing agency that has experience in the cleaning industry. Liberty Staffing should be your top choice!
Why? Our team of recruiting professionals has been helping our clients hire reliable janitorial workers for years. We already have a pool of tried and true candidates who are ready to work. We also know what to look for when recruiting new cleaning professionals.
Liberty Staffing uses the best recruiting technology that the industry has to offer, to help get you the right match. Our team can also assist you with screening candidates, in addition to widening your candidate search.
2. Write Better Job Descriptions
The next step is to take a look at your job description. Does it make the responsibilities and expectations of the role clear? Does it list relevant skills and training?
You may be having trouble reaching the right people because of your job description. In most cases, the description is too vague. In this scenario, you’ll probably be overwhelmed with applications. Using more specific language, and looking for specific skills would help to narrow the field.
Think specifically about the requirements for this job. You might also want to think about the ideal candidate a bit. It’s important not to list every single trait, as an exhaustive list may overwhelm some candidates, or discourage qualified candidates from applying.
You should include a brief description of your company and what makes you unique. This can touch on your company culture, and what kind of candidate would be the best fit for your business. Also be sure to highlight any perks you offer, since the market for reliable candidates is tight right now.
3. Post to a Wider Network
Most people use the Internet to search for jobs. If you’re only using the newspaper classifieds in your local area, you may not be reaching qualified job seekers.
The same is true if you only post to one job bank. To maximize your chances of finding reliable janitorial staff, you should post the job on a few different sites.
4. Screen the Candidates
Now that your job post is on several different sites, you’re likely receiving more applications. Your next step should be to screen them.
If at all possible, you should use software to make sorting the applications easier. Not only can software check for completed applications, it also checks for keywords. That makes it easier to know if a candidate has all your required skills.
Next, you can screen for experience in the cleaning industry. Take a look at the candidate’s job history as well.
If you’re working with a staffing agency, they may be able to assist you here as well.
5. Check References
Finally, you may want to check out any candidate’s references. This often happens after the interview, especially if you asked the candidate to supply references later. If candidates supplied references with their application, then you can check in with them at any time.
References should be able to give you a good feel for the candidate’s work ethic and reliability.
Not sure where to look for your next great hire? Get in touch with Liberty Staffing! Reliable janitorial workers are ready when you are.