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Quality Labor and Increasing Minimum Wage

With recent mandates in minimum wage increases across the US, hiring a quality staff has become a challenge for BSCs. Hiring professional, dependable, and motivated employees, while keeping rates low enough to win bids is a real challenge. As the President and CEO of The Kleane Kare Team, I have learned by trial and error how to run a successful business. I find the most demanding aspect of my job continues to be striking a balance between how to keep prices low enough be competitive, and paying my staff enough to keep them productive and dedicated.

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Putting the Human Back into Human Resources

There are lots to consider when you develop video marketing. Lighting choices and sound quality as well as wardrobe choices matter and can make you look much more professional. Scripts are vital so make sure you know what to say concisely to get your message across. Short snappy corporate videos are effective.

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Avoid Legal Risks When Interviewing New Hires

From a legal compliance standpoint, interviewing and screening applicants is a time of high risk for your company. Most employers know that it is illegal to discriminate against a candidate in the hiring process based on nationality, religion, age, marital or family status, gender, health and physical ability, military status and, in some locations, sexual identity and criminal background. What they don’t realize is that many seemingly benign questions, either on the employment application or in the interview, can lead a candidate (or court of law) to conclude that you are doing just that—discriminating against a protected class.
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5 Strategies for Hiring the Right Candidate

Employees are the backbone of any business, and hiring quality staff is one of the most important tasks for small business owners. This is especially true in the commercial cleaning industry, where your labor force plays such a crucial role in the success of your operation. While large companies often have the luxury of a well-trained human resources department, small business owners are often left to deal with finding, interviewing, and hiring applicants largely on their own. For this reason, it’s vital that small business owners take the time to understand the ins and outs of effective recruiting and hiring.
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Nov / Dec 2015

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