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post #1 of Old 10-08-2010, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Which is the best for hiring new employees...

I want to ask you, what kind of cleaners do you prefer to hire...someone more experienced and who will claim bigger salary or someone, who is not so experienced, but also can do the job and for who you will not spend so much money for salary. What is your opinion?
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i prefer people with less or no experience. I'll teach them what they need to know and I well save money from wages.
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i prefer people with less or no experience. I'll teach them what they need to know and I well save money from wages.
Smart. But something more important for me is that you will teach the newbies to work the way you want. I mean that the experienced cleaner has his own way of doing his job, while the new one is going to do what you tell him.
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i prefer people with less or no experience. I'll teach them what they need to know and I well save money from wages.
Isn't it waste of time to teach a person, who has never done this job before. And also I think that it's very risky, because there are a lot of niceties in professional cleaning.
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I am not to interested with there experience, can always train them our way. I look for a person who is up beat and has a good character.

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Overall I think a balance between highly skilled cleaners and not so experienced cleaners if the way to go. Because the more experienced will teach the less experienced and you will have skilled cleaners in no time without expending to much.

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Isn't it waste of time to teach a person, who has never done this job before. And also I think that it's very risky, because there are a lot of niceties in professional cleaning.
No actually. This year was not very good for me so I have enough time.
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No actually. This year was not very good for me so I have enough time.

And what do you think about the risk of putting a man with no experience into the cleaning process.
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Everybody deserves a chance. There was somebody who took the risk to teach you, right?
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Everybody deserves a chance. There was somebody who took the risk to teach you, right?
No, I learned by watching videos and I was practicing alone. The first results wasn't so professional and good but now I can say that I do clean
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When you teach somebody, He could be more loyal to you later cause you were the one who was giving him a chance to prove himself.


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When you teach somebody, He could be more loyal to you later cause you were the one who was giving him a chance to prove himself.
Completely agree with you.
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When you teach somebody, He could be more loyal to you later cause you were the one who was giving him a chance to prove himself.
Also he could become your competitor after you teach him
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The conclusion is you don't need to teach him everything you know.
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The conclusion is you don't need to teach him everything you know.
This looks normal to me. It was a hard period for the cleaning services.
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Also he could become your competitor after you teach him
It depends. When you learn him and he become a professional then you should start motivate him to stay with you there is no other way otherwise sooner or later he'll be your competitor.


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Personally, I start everyone at the same pay.

As for experience... I like the less experienced myself. As with Rob, I also look for a good upbeat person with a good character. I will hire anyone I have a good connection with but I do like less experience.

As for someone being my competition later. I have always offered to get my employees in to the cleaning business FREE of charge. But WHEN... not if... WHEN they fail within 2 years they must work for me for FREE for 1 year. If they think it's so easy, they should have no problem.... right?

I'd just like to compliment Rob on his spelling. I've known him for years and it looks like he finally got new glasses... or fingers.
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Personally, I start everyone at the same pay.

As for experience... I like the less experienced myself. As with Rob, I also look for a good upbeat person with a good character. I will hire anyone I have a good connection with but I do like less experience.

As for someone being my competition later. I have always offered to get my employees in to the cleaning business FREE of charge. But WHEN... not if... WHEN they fail within 2 years they must work for me for FREE for 1 year. If they think it's so easy, they should have no problem.... right?

I'd just like to compliment Rob on his spelling. I've known him for years and it looks like he finally got new glasses... or fingers.
good point... "WHEN they fail".. I like that. Yes, cleaning business is not for everyone..

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