Organisations started to shift towards contracting third party companies in the twentieth century in order to fulfil standard business functions. By outsourcing non-core and administrative functions, organisations can reallocate time and resources to core competencies in the company, thus focusing on topics that matters most.
On top of the processes that brings in the profit for the business, other functions like general office cleaning services are often overlooked and undermined. Utilising employees to do office cleaning is not only unproductive, it is also a distraction to what they are being paid to do. Therefore, it is important for organisations to understand the man hours needed to do such tasks and to consider the potential benefits of reallocating resources to focus on growth.
Here are other reasons why other companies are outsourcing their office cleaning to a professional workplace management company:
Professional office cleaning companies take care of the hiring process of the cleaners, down to the remuneration and benefits. This will not be reflected as a headcount under the customer’s organisation. Keeping the Human Resources free from headache on hiring, arranging benefits and even documentation if the cleaner is a foreigner.
Having to train your office cleaners from start could be tedious and time-consuming. This is well taken care of by the professional cleaning companies. They are trained and taught what to use for different cleaning tasks.
Professional office cleaning companies do have a collaboration with a select group of companies offering them supplies at a lower cost. Not to mention insurance and medical costs may also be covered by the cleaning companies, customers no longer need to bear these unnecessities. Therefore, cost-saving is transferred back to the customers.
Inventory Cost & Space
Cleaning supplies and equipment are the top priority for cleaning companies. They usually have a warehouse to store all their paraphernalia and customers are once again, free from clutter.
Professional cleaning companies do have their cleaners covered with insurance on work injury. Freelance cleaners who take up placement in organisations directly are not covered.
All workplaces are unique and procedures in keeping them clean are different from place to place. This is where experience is needed most and professional cleaning companies can offer advice and steps in keeping your workplace clean and tidy.
At LUKIS, we provide tailored office cleaning services to provide you with a clean office environment to work in. Contact us today to get started!