The old adage "good help is hard to find" certainly applies when it comes to your cleaning business. Whether you run a janitorial, carpet cleaning, or building services company, it can be difficult to find employees who can do the hard work that your business specializes in.
If you need a pool of candidates, a good place to start is to…
- Ask friends, business associates, and other people you trust if they know anyone interested in working for your business.
- Post online job listings (e.g., on Monster.com or Craigslist).
- Reach out through your social media pages to see if anyone is interested in applying.
When you have some prospective hires to choose from, be sure to…
- Call references and pay for background checks for your top picks.
- Prepare detailed questions for the interview.
One thing to keep in mind throughout the hiring process is that these situations are ripe for employment lawsuits. For instance, if you pass up a candidate because you find out she is pregnant, your small business can be sued for discrimination.
To keep your cleaning business on the straight and narrow, let's explore how to avoid these nasty legal battles and which insurance policies your business may need when you hire new employees.