If you are one of the few remaining businesses who employ their own cleaners to keep the office looking good, perhaps it is time you reconsidered. If you have had a team of cleaners for some time you may not realise the extra costs, over and above wages, that you are probably incurring. It is worth looking at the bottom line because office cleaning services are priced to be affordable and come with many advantages
How big is your staff?
Certain employment rules apply only when your staff is over a certain size, so it is worth considering savings in employers’ liability insurance and other costs if your cleaning staff are what takes you over a threshold. Office cleaning services are hired as a whole; you are not the employer of anyone who comes to clean for you. For some companies, this alone makes it worthwhile taking on outside contractors, but there are other major savings to be made.
Latest Cleaning Equipment
It is amazing how many offices expect the cleaning staff to do a perfect job with a domestic vacuum cleaner and a couple of dusters. An office cleaning services company will have only the very best equipment and can sail through the work in half the time, doing a better job while they are at it. This is especially useful if your office keeps long hours – no one wants to work into the night to the drone of a clapped-out hoover. By having professionals on the task, not only will the environment be much cleaner, they can be in and out much more quickly, causing less disruption and keeping productivity up.
Always working, never off sick or on holiday
If you employ two cleaners, there will be a minimum of eight weeks a year when you only have one – and that’s just allowing for annual leave. When you add in a couple of weeks for sick leave, you could be looking at 20% of the year covered at half strength. When you employ office cleaning services, you will always have the right number of staff on the job for you, with no reduction in standards or extra time taken. Also, you won’t have to consider things like maternity leave or extended time off. Although you might feel that your cleaners don’t cost you much, when you look at the bottom line you might need to consider whether you can afford not to have professional office cleaning services instead.