Running a business demands a tremendous commitment of time and dedication to your staff, product marketing, and long-term growth. While it can be easy to overlook, maintaining a clean and organized workplace is a critical element in accomplishing those goals. Not only does a spic and span environment boost morale and productivity. It is visual evidence to clients that you are on top of things and reflects your approach to business. Inevitably having a direct impact on your bottom line.
However, many business managers struggle with how best to establish and maintain an efficient janitorial practice. Is it best to handle it in-house or outsource to a professional company? It’s a big decision and should be approached strategically to ensure success. Let’s look at some pros and cons of outsourcing versus in-house cleaning processes.
Outsourced Janitorial Services
There are many benefits to working with a professional janitorial company; one of the most noticeable being time saved. You need to focus on running a company and that’s where the experts come in. Outsourcing takes cleaning chores off your plate. It gives you peace of mind knowing the work will be done well and on time. In addition, nearly all cleaning companies will work with you to develop a strategic plan, and accompanying contract, that meets your specific needs. Best of all, outsourced work can almost always happen at times that don’t disrupt the workday or interfere with an active open office setting. Other benefits of outsourcing janitorial services include:
- Healthy employees—Dirty workplaces are breeding grounds for bacteria and sick days. Keeping it clean keeps employees healthy and productive.
- Responsiveness—A dedicated facilities services team works hard to earn your business and can leverage established resources to work efficiently, even in the midst of changing needs and schedules.
- Cost saver—Cost control is a critical element of any business; outsourcing cleaning services secures a fixed rate without affecting your workforce balance sheet.
- Top shelf service—A pro cleaning service knows their stuff and will turn in the best work every time.
Of course, everything is not all roses all the time. Keep in mind that emergency cleaning scenarios run into a snag if you can’t get an outsourced team on site immediately.
Handling it in-house
Hiring a cleaning person or team in-house for your business offers unlimited flexibility for your cleaning needs. You decide what is cleaned when, to what extent, and how often. In addition, having someone on site at all times allows spaces to be cleaned at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency.
However, most small businesses will find that hiring an in-house janitor isn’t the most economical solution. If your cleaning needs are limited, staffing a full-time employee could cost more than working with a professional service. Hiring another employee, or several, to take over cleaning tasks also means more benefits, paid vacation, sick days, and the like.
When deciding which solution is best for your business, take into consideration your company’s specific needs in relation to the size and scope of your business.
Contact RJC Commercial Janitorial and Cleanroom Solutions at 800-582-2105 to discuss what your future of outsourced janitorial services looks like.