Janitorial Staffing Secrets: How to Attract & Retain Millennial Employees (Part 2)
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.
Give Janitorial Staff a Sense of Purpose
Millennial workers thrive in environments in which their work has a purpose for both the organization itself, and for society at large. In fact, in the aforementioned Deloitte survey, six in 10 millennials stated that “a sense of purpose” was part of their calculation in accepting their current jobs.
So how do you give entry level employees, like Janitorial Services workers a sense of purpose?
At World Class Works we reinforce to every worker that the work they do is important – emphasizing that proper sanitation reduces both accidents and illnesses. Learning and following “green” janitorial protocols also means that they are reducing waste and decreasing energy consumption – which benefits the environment.
No one is “just a janitor” … but rather is a valued employee whose tasks are essential to keeping the staff healthy, the plant running smoothly, and the planet “green.”
Employee Perks Matter to Janitorial Staff
We’ve all read about Google’s legendary wealth of perks: nap rooms, free snacks, and ping-pong tables in the breakroom. While this has raised the bar for many companies, and heightened the expectations of some millennials, perks do not necessarily have to be this extravagant.
Human resource experts agree that it is a general “culture of care” that really appeals to millennials. So even small steps to demonstrate how supported and appreciated workers are can be a key attraction for millennial workers. Establishing a tight-knit culture can help encourage full-time employees to feel like they belong, so they don’t begin looking elsewhere.
Free pizza once a month, a summer picnic or holiday party for employees’ families, or an onsite gym or basketball hoop can all go a long way toward building a millennial janitorial services team that wants to stay.
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