Keeping the Office Clean: 6 Reasons It Keeps Your Staff and Customers Happy!
Have you ever worked for a Sunshine Coast organization that doesn’t appear to care about it’s cleaning?
Perhaps they relied on their in-house staff to do it, or maybe someone’s mum popped in every so often for a hoover around. Some companies see cleaning as an expense that they can avoid. However, skimping on your cleaning can easily be a false economy. Don’t believe us? Here are six reasons that might just change your mind.
1. Your image
Imagine you’re going for an interview. Or you’re out shopping. You walk into the office or shop, and the first thing you notice is that it’s dirty. What impression do you get about them? That they’re professional with high standards? Or that they don’t really care? How likely are you to do business with them?
Now imagine that it’s your Sunshine Coast premises that they’re walking into. What do you want employees, clients, or business partners to think of your business? At Jenco Cleaning, we know how important first impressions are. That’s why we always make sure that our cleaning is completed to your standards.
Did you know that just one sick employee can potentially infect half of your staff in under four hours? While good hygiene, such as washing hands, can help prevent the spread of illness, one third of all people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Now imagine how many things in the office you touch on a daily basis? Not just your keyboard and desk, but pens, door handles, taps, the fridge and microwave. If they’re not cleaned, bacteria and viruses have hours to breed, and far more chance to spread those nasty bugs.
As you can see, poor cleaning leads to higher absenteeism, which costs your business money. On top of that, as an employer, you have a legal duty of care to protect your staff and clients from ill health. As Jenco also clean medical centres as well as offices and shops, we have the knowledge, the training, and the equipment to ensure that your premises are hygienically clean, and so prevent the spread of sickness.
3. Productivity and happiness
We spend around a third of our lives at work. We all want to feel valued by our employers. Dirty premises have been shown affect morale and productivity. Employees are not only more likely to fall ill, but are also less likely to produce their best work. After all, if it looks like the business owners don’t care about their staff, why should they care about the business as long as they get paid? That’s not an attitude any business wants their staff to have.
4. Staffing problems
Linked to the point above, is the fact that businesses who neglect their cleaning have also been shown to have a higher turnover of staff. We all know that recruitment and training are both time consuming and costly. They’re also less likely to secure the best employees available when they do advertise. Jenco Cleaning knows how important productivity is, which is why we always ensure the highest quality of cleaning.
5. Protect your assets
Did you know that dirt and bacteria can reduce the life expectancy of your business assets? Carpets and flooring are the most affected, as bacteria and dirt damage carpet fibres, and hard floors become scratched and ingrained with grime. Fridge seals can grow mould that destroys the seal and reduce their efficiency. Replacing assets costs money. At Jenco, we create personalised cleaning schedules for each client, that always includes the correct care and cleaning methods to enhance their lifespan.
6. Lost business
Any and all of the above can lead to lost business. From potential clients deciding that your organisation doesn’t look like the kind of business that they want to work with, through to the effect that absenteeism or poor workmanship, plus the loss of key staff, can have on the quality of service provided, it all has an impact. As a family run company that has been providing high quality commercial cleaning since 1993, we know how important client relationships and retention are. That’s why you can rely on us to make sure that your Sunshine Coast facility is always impeccably maintained.
If you’re current cleaning isn’t meeting your needs, and if your business is being affected, Jenco Cleaning can help. If you need a professional, experienced, and reliable cleaning service for your business premises, call Jenco Contract Cleaners on 0413 090 363 or complete our contact form, for a free, no obligation quotation. We look forward to hearing from you.