With the recent collapse of Carillion, it is more important than ever to stand up for our industry.
Many stories emerged following the news of Carillion going into liquidation, one of which was for cleaning to be taken in-house and direct staff to be employed by public sector companies rather than them outsourcing to private contract cleaning companies like ourselves.
This would be catastrophic for the industry and one approach isn’t necessary the answer and doesn’t suit all, if anything it would only show knee jerk decisions being made and a lack of understanding of the expertise, professionalism and flexibility of contract cleaners.
As contract cleaners with over 25 years commercial experience we are able to import best practice to our client’s learnt from other industries and offer flexibility to cover large events etc. at short notice and cover holiday’s and sickness with ease and little to no impact on our existing workforce or client’s.
It goes without saying that each organisation is different and it is imperative that the right decision is made to suit your business model and for there not to just be a blanket rejection on outsourcing cleaning requirements.
It is also time to focus on the true value of contract cleaners and not just the price, focusing on the cost above everything else is not a long term solution as the collapse of Carillion demonstrates and could end up costing more money in the long run.
Now is the time to focus on the value of contract cleaning and determine your contractor of choice by looking at excellence in all areas e.g. sustainability, expertise, staff retention, customer service and value for money.
So if you’ are a business affected by the collapse of Carillion or are a business considering outsourcing your cleaning requirements or switching your existing contractor and want to find out more about USS, call the office today on 020 8669 4377.