For those that run businesses or have experience with the finance side of running a business, it can be all too easy to concentrate on the costs when running a company, with money continuing to go out all the time and the worry that can bring.
Of course, a business that continues to spend, spend and spend, but not earn enough or make enough to cover the costs is not really a long-term business, in fact, quite the opposite, but even for the most successful of firms, the money that goes out of a business when covering costs, bills and extras can always weigh on the mind of those in charge.
And thus, we hear about cut backs all the time, whether that is laying staff off, or, cutting back on things that might be considered non-essential, and sadly, outsourced and contracted cleaning companies can often be one of the first things to be looked at in the chopping queue. For many, they might just see some hours reduced, but for others, they may have their contracts totally stopped, and whilst this might seem a good idea in terms of cost saving and it will stop another invoice needing attention, in the long run, it is one of the worst cut backs you can make.
According to Vapor Clean, the biggest flaw in ditching your commercial cleaning company is that you simply cannot just not have things cleaned. From the staff toilets through to the meeting rooms, if these are messy, smelly and unhygienic, not only does this stop your staff from being productive, but you can also bet your customers are not going to be impressed either. From having that first meeting with a major potential client through to regular meetings thereafter to keep them, they will expect nothing short of the best when turning up to your business, and they will certainly not expect litter, dirt and some strange smells, that is for sure.
So, you have cut the commercial cleaners, now who do you get to do it? Hiring someone internally always works out more expensive when you consider the holiday, pension and other commitments you need to give to a full-time employee. Or, if you just lump the tasks onto your existing colleagues, then you can expect a negative reaction in most cases, and you will often be taking them away from the job you need them to do, effectively, efficiently and successfully. This means you can’t just stop cleaning and hiring an internal team full time will be expensive, which is exactly why your contract cleaning company should not be on the chop list at all, in fact, they help your business grow.
And this is so true. Employees and staff work better in a clean and nice environment, and customers and clients are always going to be impressed with shiny surfaces and a well-kept office, as it shows how committed you are as a business to high standards and high qualities. You might have the best product or service in the world, but if your office looks shabby or the factory floor looks very dirty, this can reflect on the overall business and how potential customers may well look at you.
Therefore, your contracted commercial cleaning company help your business to grow. They keep it clean for staff, they keep it clean for customers and they help to make sure your business meets the various health and safety measures and laws that many must abide by. They make sure you have a nice, clean and odur free place to work, and that people can work safely. And this, quite simply, is why a commercial cleaning company is an asset, and not something to consider dropping if you are worried about the costs going out being too high.