Recruiting During a Pandemic


 

Recruiting During a Pandemic.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been one of the few managers in the somewhat enviable and fortunate position to have needed to recruit during this period of uncertainty. Having spent a large portion of my career over the last five years managing and recruiting numerous cleaning staff, I can honestly say that so much has changed in recent times to become what now appears to be a new normal for working practices, and even for our day-to-day personal activities.

Historically, when I’ve placed adverts for new positions, I’ve barely received a handful of applicants; and even then, many of those may not even be suitable for the position they’re applying for. During these current times, and with the greater demand for cleaning services from businesses across the country, we’ve been lucky enough to be able to expand our team and hire new cleaners. This has come with a set of new challenges, however, as with each new position we’re hiring for, we’re receiving hundreds of applicants; all with significantly different skill sets to what I’ve previously seen, and with previous careers that would have traditionally never applied for such roles.

 

During these current times, and with the greater demand for cleaning services from businesses across the country, we’ve been lucky enough to be able to expand our team and hire new cleaners.

 

This has tested our recruitment process as we’re had to filter and respond to so many more applicants than we would normally. However, the foundations of our recruitment process and the hunt for reliable and enthusiastic people with a positive attitude and transferable skills remained as we assessed each and every person for suitability.

It truly feels like it’s been a privilege to have been able to offer people work and welcome community members to our team at this time. The impact of starting a new role for some of our recent hires has been fantastic, and the benefits our new staff have provided to our business has been brilliant, as we’re able to support an ever-expanding client base with new and exciting services. There is a real sense of positivity and happiness for our new team members to be in their new roles.

 

It truly feels like it’s been a privilege to have been able to offer people work and welcome community members to our team at this time.

 

We are also fortunate enough to be starting another new recruitment drive for Bank / Casual Cleaners to support our current team by covering holidays and sickness when needed. If you’re looking for a new role with a flexible employer please get in touch.

 

Visit our careers page to view our current positions here.

For advice on staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic visit the UK Gov website here.

 

Tarnya Finnegan-McKew

Cleaning Services Manager

 

 


 

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