Welcome to The Happy Cleaner Blog! The only blog on the Internet devoted exclusively to Human Resource issues for cleaning company owners.
We know that Human Resources can be a boring topic. But when it comes to dealing with employees, we often feel a number of painful emotions: anxiety, nervousness, dread, and heartache. We know -- we've been there! The goal of this blog is to help you sort through all the pain and anxiety of hiring and providing employment, and help you make sense of it all.
Cleaning company owners have many concerns when it comes to HR. We recently asked our newsletter subscribers to take a Survey and we’d like to share some of the results with you here. We’ll be addressing many of your concerns in future blog posts based on the survey results below.
We’d also like to introduce our new partner, EMPO Corporation; an HR outsourcing company and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). EMPO’s experts handle the HR for 100 clients around the country with expertise in all areas of HR and Employee issues including Compliance, Benefits, Safety, Supervision, Compensation and more.. These same experts will be posting information on the blog and answering your questions. For more information on EMPO and its services visit https://www.empocorp.com. We are excited about our partnership with EMPO and the value it can bring you all.
Jean and Steve Hanson
What type of cleaning business do you own?
47% -- both Commercial and Residential
38% -- Commercial
15% -- Residential
Do you offer employee benefit plans?
Only 18% said Yes
What do you feel is the most important HR function for any company?
25% -- Hiring
18% -- Employee Communication, Employee Relations, Motivation
16% -- Legal Compliance
11% -- Payroll and Employee Wages
10% -- Training
6% -- Benefits
What is your biggest HR need/challenge/pain?
33% -- Hiring and Retaining Employees
14% -- Managing Employees, Quality Control, Systems
14% -- Legal Compliance
7% -- Wages and Payroll
6% -- Training
5% -- Taxes and Insurance
4% -- Benefits administration
What factors do you think would be the most influential in making a decision about using an outsourced HR function/company?
23% -- Ensuring my company is legally compliant
20% -- Cost savings through aggregate purchasing power for insurance products and programs
17% -- Vendor management (one-stop-shop instead of multiple vendors for multiple functions; insurance, payroll, HR, etc.)
16% -- Offload of HR work currently handled by owners/others
11% -- Sharing the legal liability for employees
10% -- Depends on price only
Please share your thoughts on the results of this survey by clicking on the Comments link below. Also feel free to make suggestions and ask HR related questions.