Many small businesses have skilled staff members performing a variety of tasks that eat into their work days. Many of these tasks – such as answering the phone or cleaning the office – can easily be taken care of by part-time help, leaving the company’s key staff to focus on work that will make money.
A small fee to get someone else to do these jobs may seem an unnecessary expense, but in the long run, it can free you up to make more money for yourself. Every workplace – no matter what industry, area or space – has to meet certain Occupational Health and Safety, OHS standards for legal requirements.
These requirements help keep your workers safe, which has the knock-on effect of keeping them happy and healthy – two things which lead to increased productivity.
Here are 10 reasons to hire professional cleaners in Ghana.
1. Time taken
For every hour you spend cleaning, it’s an hour you spend away from your business’ main role. Especially when you’re in the early stages this is extremely valuable time, time that you could better spend elsewhere – whether that’s attending to important business, building up relationships, trying to make sales or attending to marketing.
Professional cleaners can also work around your schedule – whether that’s after office hours or at a time that you have put aside for meetings – so they won’t get in the way of your job.
2. Staff happiness
It takes a special kind of person to enjoy cleaning and if you’re hiring people for specialist roles, but end up giving them more than a few non-related tasks, it’s not going to end in a positive work atmosphere.
The more of this they have to put up with, the higher your staff turnover and the more time you have to spend looking for extra staff rather than having a full team working towards the same goals.
The cleaning job they do is also likely to be a bit slapdash, meaning you won’t get the feel-good factor of walking into a shiny clean office every week.
3. Cost of cleaner vs your earnings
It’s not only time but also money that you lose when you’re busy cleaning. People often think that if you spend money on something then you’re losing out and that’s that.
Cleaners, though, are normally paid less than most specialist companies can earn; for every hour you focus on cleaning or tidying up that’s an hour you’re not making sales or working on your main product. By hiring a professional cleaner you can remain on task and make more money than you’re spending.
You also have to take into account the extra money you have to spend on cleaning supplies, the time spent ordering those or going to the shops and if you’re working as efficiently as a pro.
4. Cleaning is a must
There’s no doubt that an office has to be cleaned regularly. A dirty office is bad for morale, it means workers are more likely to get sick or suffer an allergic reaction and it also gives off a poor first impression to guests and visitors.
5. Better staff morale
This is a twofold benefit: not only will your workers be happy that your office is a lot cleaner it also means that they won’t be lumped with cleaning duties when they could be getting on with what they’re hired to do.
6. Improved efficiency
What takes you or one of your team members an hour or two to clean may only take a professional cleaner, thanks to their expertise and equipment, a lot less time. Not only does your team get that extra time back, you’re not spending as much as you might have thought.
7. An extra pair of eyes
It’s your responsibility to keep your workplace clear of anything that can injure your employees – this includes items that may cause trips or slips and damaged electrical items. Having an extra pair of eyes come into your office and view these things from a neutral viewpoint can help identify risks before they turn into accidents or injuries.
With a supervisor on the job, you can be sure that workers will be quick and efficient, plus there’s someone on site to take responsibility for everything. If something’s not up to scratch you have someone to speak to and someone whose neck will be on the line if things aren’t done properly.
You can also use a cleaning company’s length of time in business as an indicator of worth. One that’s been operating for a long time reflects the quality of their work – if they weren’t doing things well word would soon get out.
9. Cleaning amenities
Common areas used by your staff, such as toilets and eating areas, need to be cleaned for hygiene reasons. A build-up of dirt in either area can have serious consequences for your workers, such as food poisoning or other illness. Bins need to be removed on a regular basis – a job that, in reality, no one really wants – to avoid foul odors and attracting insects or rodents.
10. Lack of disruption
There’s nothing more annoying for the worker than to be in the middle of a task or train of thought only to have their rhythm broken to do another task, especially if it’s something like cleaning that they don’t really consider as their role.
Professional cleaners can work around your schedule to make sure your office stays clean and that all your supplies – like toilet paper and paper towels – stay stocked up. By letting cleaners do the cleaning, it means your staff can really focus on their own jobs meaning they’ll be more productive and more efficient with their time.
By bringing in a specialist to clean your offices you can let your staff do what you hired them to do and in a more positive working environment. The small outlay you have to hire cleaning staff will quickly be recouped by the extra work you’re able to complete.
There are many benefits to hiring a professional cleaner and having a nice space to work but the financial side of things is often neglected. Remembering how much money you’re worth in your main role can help put things in perspective. Contact Dansworld International Services Limited for your professional office cleaning works.