<p>In HR, you'll information and resources that will help you make sound decisions about managing your staff.</p>

When in doubt, use emotional intelligence

In the cleaning industry we can find several instances where emotional intelligence can make or break a moment. Emotional intelligence is a growing phenomenon in today’s culture. It has the power to bring relationships closer, repair broken alliances, clarify conflicts, and create more self-awareness. As we work with clients, coworkers, and interact with our [...]

By |2018-08-12T14:59:30+00:00July 10th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Habits, Staff Management|

WAXIE Sanitary Supply recognized for commitment to promoting gender equality

San Diego company receives special award at ISSA Hygieia Network’s 2016 award ceremony CHICAGO, IL – A special award was presented at the ISSA Hygieia Network 2016 Awards Ceremony to Charles Wax and Jeff Roberts of WAXIE Sanitary Supply, for WAXIE’s commitment to promoting gender equality in the Jan/San industry. The ISSA Hygieia Network [...]

By |2018-08-12T15:00:29+00:00November 29th, 2016|Employee Training, Motivation, Promotion, Leadership, Staff Management|

Hotel cleaners receive $1.9M payout

Aussie company hit with massive payout judgement The United States is not the only place dealing with controversy about the status of employees vs independent contractors. Oaks Hotels and Resorts, an Australian hotel chain has been ordered to pay almost $2Million to 1500 cleaners, after improperly classifying them as independent contractors. Source: skynews.com

By |2016-11-29T20:33:50+00:00November 29th, 2016|Hotel/Housekeeping, News, Staff Management|

Holiday tipping hassles and how to avoid them

8 factors that could turn your clients' generosity into an employee squabbleThe holidays are here, which means all kinds of challenges for a cleaning service owner.  One that always seems to come up every year is holiday tips. It is important that you lay out a process now for how you are going to handle [...]

By |2016-11-29T19:38:32+00:00November 29th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

What’s the best way to pay your employees?

The pros and cons of hourly vs commission, plus compensation plans in between - by Derek ChristianOne of the most common questions we hear from cleaning services, especially startups, is “What is the best way to pay your employees?” There are basically two options, hourly and commission rate, with some variations of the two. Before [...]

By |2016-07-26T18:43:14+00:00July 26th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

The top 3 online platforms for cleaning companies to recruit employees

Finding quality people requires an online marketing plan that leverages effective recruiting tools. A lot of time and attention is spent on how to market for clients but often the plan of how to market for employees is an afterthought and this is a huge mistake. Often the real limit to how quickly your company [...]

By |2016-06-09T02:06:36+00:00June 9th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

How will the new DOL overtime rule affect your business?

White House increases overtime eligibility by millionsThe US Department of Labor has approved new regulations governing overtime pay for salaried workers.  Effective December 1, 2016 salaried workers making less than $47,476/year ($913/week) will be entitled to time-and-a-half for work that exceeds 40 hours/week.  This is more than a 100% increase from the current threshold of [...]

By |2016-05-20T12:49:44+00:00May 20th, 2016|Minimum Wage, News, Press Release, Staff Management|

NY fourth state to add paid parental leave to employers' FMLA obligations

FMLA and paid family leave affects small businesses with 50+ employees this year or last year.While a large percentage of cleaning businesses are too small to be covered by Family and Medical Leave Act requirement, those with 50+ employees for at least 20 weeks of the year do. According to the NPR's Jennifer Ludden, "the [...]

By |2016-05-02T18:19:18+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Finance, Minimum Wage, Staff Management|

Protecting your business from employment lawsuits

Insurance that protects a business from claims made by job applicants, current employees, and former employees.For most cleaning businesses, a reliable employee is the most valuable asset the company can possess. That is why most good business owners do everything in their power to keep great employees. Once owners/managers have found these great employees, they [...]

By |2016-04-25T17:31:34+00:00April 25th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|
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