Janitorial Staffing Secrets: How to Attract & Retain Millennial Employees (Part 1)
While the millennial generation often gets a “bad rap”, we have found that their many positive qualities can make them excellent janitorial employees. An aptitude for the latest technologies, and a concern for the planet, are just two of the many assets millennials bring to the table.
Under the leadership of our more mature and highly experienced janitorial managers, millennials bring energy and enthusiasm to our custodial teams. So what are the secret to attracting and retaining hardworking millennials in today’s competitive hiring market?
As the Kalamazoo area’s leader in providing outsourced janitorial services, we know a thing or two about what millennials are looking for in the job market. In this two part article we share a few tips.
Flexible Janitorial Staff Scheduling
Creating flexibility within the workplace is an important factor in millennial job satisfaction. Work-life balance – something boomers rarely considered when they were young – is highly important to millennial employees.
Individualized schedules that enable workers to pursue outside interests, leads to employee loyalty. Yet how can an industrial facility with strict schedules to meet offer flexibility? The answer is easy: outsource your staffing to a janitorial provider like World Class Works! Our large, scalable janitorial workforce can handle any shift requirements you may have, while still offering employees the work-life balance they need.
Offer Janitorial Staff Training
It’s a fact that young employees move around more. A 2016 Deloitte survey reported that up to two-thirds of millennials expect to leave their current employers by 2020! But that same study also pointed to the reason for this attrition: reason: lack of leadership development.
To keep younger employees satisfied, invest in training that creates a “development culture.” Millennials are seeking growth and development – and a career path. Employers who better create opportunities by offering employees training programs and advancement possibilities will retain the best and brightest of their millennial employees.
Offer Ongoing Janitorial Staff Feedback
Large employers like IBM, General Electric, Adobe and more have revolutionized their performance review policies. Should you take a page out of their book?
The days of annual reviews are over. Millennials expect instant and ongoing feedback – much like the stream of “comments and likes” that they are used to on social media.
Consider abolishing the single year-end performance review in favor of setting short term goals for employees that are anchored by regular (weekly or monthly) check-ins.
Kalamazoo Area’s Best Janitorial Staffing Services
World Class Works takes the challenge out of attracting and retaining high quality automotive janitorial staff. As the Kalamazoo area’s leading provider of automotive janitorial staffing services, we maintain a large pool of skilled, trained, reliable and enthusiastic cleaning personnel – ready to meet your plant’s custodial needs with just one phone call.
Outsourcing your industrial janitorial services can make the monumental task of keeping your entire industrial plant clean faster, easier and more cost efficient than ever, and can save your manufacturing company a significant amount of money.
Call for a FREE Kalamazoo Janitorial Staffing Quote: 888-315-2313