Effective Training for Retention

Sharon’s article for  “Cleaning and Maintenance Management Online”. One of the greatest challenges for building service contractors (BSCs) during the next decade will be attracting and retaining quality employees and maintaining a stable workforce. With the...

Stopping Employees From Jumping Ship

Sharon is a contributor to this article in “Cleaning and Maintenance Management Online”. Maintaining a well-trained, capable staff is a crucial part of providing consistent, high-quality commercial cleaning services—yet many organizations struggle to keep...

Do I Pay My Employees To Ride From Job To Job?

Whether you are a commercial or residential cleaning company, the question of paying Employees to ride in the car from job to job is one that haunts cleaning business owners. What is the right thing to do? What am I required to do legally? How can you afford to pay...

Are You Speaking "at" or "with" Your Employees?

The art of listening is a dying one. Or so it would seem.  Have you found yourself in the position of supposedly conversing with an employee only to find that you have done most of the talking and the employee has done most of the listening?  This is a roadway to...

Poor Listeners = Poor Leaders!

Don’t want to hear what they have to say?  Think you can’t learn from employees?  Well listen up! One of the most common traits of a poor leader is the unillingness to listen to those around him/her. From your employees, to your customers, to your...