Episode 149 – How to Handle Cleaning Staff
Episode 149 George Thomas A1 Cleaning San Jose Cleaning Staff Best Practices George Thomas owner of A1 Cleaning San Jose talks with Host of the Grow My Cleaning Company Podcast Mike Campion about cleaning staff, 1099 contractors and W-2 employees. NOTE: Mike has tons of experience building and growing multi million dollar companies. But he is NOT able to give legal or tax advice. Check with your lawyer and accountant for information for your specific state and situation. The government’s definition of a 1099 independent contractor is not hard and fast. They do provide some guidelines to help you determine how you should classify them. You can check them out HERE. Step one is to determine if you are going to use 1099 contractors or W-2 employees for your cleaning staff. Then you need to make sure you have enough staff on hand to get the work done. The best way to keep your cleaning company and cleaning staff stress free is to have backup plans in place before you need them. One strategy Mike shares is to connect with another cleaning company and create an agreement to use their employees at a wholesale rate. This can help with one time big jobs or last minute no shows. PRO TIP: When you contract with other companies employees make sure they are wearing YOUR uniforms. When you use another companies cleaning staff on your jobs you won’t make as much profit. You will have to pay the other company more money to use their employees than using your own. But this can be a great strategy to use in the right situation. Another way to make sure you always have plenty of cleaning staff is to hire more employees than you need. When cleaning staff calls out last minute or when you add a large job that requires a lot of labor, you will be covered. Often times these employees will have other jobs and are just looking for a secondary income source. BONUS LOVIN: Want more info on how to manage Cleaning Employees? Click HERE for a free resource Finally, you want to make sure you have a steady stream of ideal prospects coming to you. Even when you don’t feel like you need someone immediately. The key question is not whether or not you should treat your cleaning staff as W2 or 1099. It’s about having multiple options in place to handle all new situations. It’s all about having the right systems and processes in place. MORE BONUS LOVIN: CLICK HERE for a FREE blog and podcast on Setting Up A Cleaning Business As always the podcast/ blog isn’t complete until the guest shares the best of their experience in the…
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