Can't find the staff

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Squeegee Dan, May 3, 2016.

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  1. Squeegee Dan

    Squeegee Dan Member
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    Hi all, it's been a while.
    Before I start my rant I want to say thank you to everyone that has answered posts in the past.

    I've been on the windows since 2009 and started wfp since November last year which is going great.

    But ..
    I'm really struggling to get a staff member that actually wants to work. I've given 10 starts since the new year, 5 didn't turn up on the first day, 2 men lasted a day, 1 guy a week and another a fortnight... and the last man started a trail this week but he has absolutely no enthusiasm or motivation.
    Can someone please give me some tips on hiring tidy staff.. I'm pulling my hair out here!


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  2. boarcity

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    #2 boarcity, May 3, 2016
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    they say that you go thru ten before finding a good one . maybe in your case its going to be eleven !
    what age are the ones youve had?

    my opinion ,you want lads aged under 20, you want them before theyve gotten bad habits that are set deep in the soul. ideally they need to be out of work about a year and feeling desperate

    and you also need to make their first couple of weeks interesting too, maybe a suprise treat in a local cafe where the owner makes a real fuss over them [invites them to his boxing gym ]- you get the idea-something nice needs to be happening in their life. then youv got em on board ,the loyalty is what its about ,you can then step up the workload later
     
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  3. Squeegee Dan

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    I'm in slight disagreement with boarcity I find with the youngers you get 6 - 12 months at best.

    I personally (and it is just opinion) Think the middle aged fella with kids to look after and the bills to pay is a more viable option. The type that wants to do his 9-5, watch the footy on a Saturday and see grandkids on a Sunday and know his bills are paid.
     
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  5. spruce

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    The culture amongst the young is that they would rather not be working. Working for a living is an option. Why work when there are benefits to be claimed for doing nothing?

    .... and then you have to compete with the electronic games industry and keeping in touch with their mates every second of the day via social media.


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  6. TolishAPurd

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    There needs to be a 'no mobile phone in working hours rule right off the bat.
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Perhaps if you can be flexible on hours see if any local firemen want some extra work.

    Plenty of them round here doing a bit to top up the paypack.
     
  8. jamesmall

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    You don't have to say on a public forum, but think how much you are paying them too. I found in my past experience earning £60/£70 a day but doing £300/£400 of work very demoralising!
     
  9. Squeegee Dan

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    Lol... the people I have had struggle to do 100 a day never mind 300/400. If they were bringing that in. I'd happily give them 100-120 a day.

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    Demoralising nothing. I'm traing a guy to go out by himself. Showing him how to price etc and been straight over how much I get and wats expected. He understands and can see the big picture plus the bonuses etc


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