October 4, 2005
ISSN 1556-7648

In This Issue

Tip of the Week
What's New
Membership Advantages
Subscriber Information
About Us


What's New

Recent Articles:
Proper Vacuuming Puts the Final Touch on Office Cleaning

Telephone Discussion Forum:
F.r.e.e. for members. Join us October 12 at 1pm Central. Bring your topics and questions to the call to share and receive feedback, brainstorming, and ideas. Read more and sign up here.

Downloadable Forms:
Marketing Plan Template
Sample Marketing Plan

Recent Online Discussion Topics:
Do you include floor care services in your bid?


Membership Has Its

Here are just a few of the advantages for becoming a member of The Janitorial Store...
  • Members Only Bidding Calculators
  • F.r.e.e Downloadable Forms
  • F.r.e.e Live Tele-Seminars with Industry Experts
  • F.r.e.e Telephone Discussion Forums
  • Online Discussion Forum
  • Members-only articles added weekly
  • And much more...

Find out how to become a member today!


Subscriber Information

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Trash Talk: Tip of the Week

Welcome to Trash Talk! You're receiving this newsletter because you requested it through our sign up box at www.BrainerdLakes.biz or at www.TheJanitorialStore.com

Tip of the Week:
Welcoming Your New Hires

Congratulations! You've hired the perfect employee. Now what? We all know there's a lot more to welcoming a new employee than just opening the door and leading them to the job. But do you have a plan to ensure a long lasting successful work relationship?

Here are some ideas to help you retain those employees you worked so hard to hire:

  • Announce to your current employees that you've hired someone new to the team. Include in the announcement the strengths and talents the new employee can offer.

  • Create an orientation checklist for all the information, people, resources, skills, etc. a new hire needs to learn in the first few weeks to be successful on the job.

  • Follow the checklist. Use it. Have the employee sign the checklist once all the items have been completed. Keep the completed checklist in the employee's personnel file.

  • Before the employee starts working, have him/her complete all your legally required and internal paperwork: Federal and State (if required) Tax forms, I-9 forms, Emergency notification information, and any other local requirements.

  • Personally introduce the new employee to every current employee. Find a "buddy" for the new employee. Select someone who will patiently and helpfully assist with training and orientation. Also make sure this "buddy" represents the positive attitude, customer service perspective you want every new employee to acquire.

  • Make sure throughout the orientation and training that the new employee has the opportunity to ask questions without judgment.

  • How can you help the new employee feel "ownership" and responsibility toward your business? What can you and your other employees share and role model to instill this productive perspective?

  • Think team! And how you can continually build an atmosphere of employee support to each other and your customers.

Arlene Vernon, PHR, is a professional speaker, consultant and author on maximizing the human resources in your managers and your people. For more information on how HRx can help you achieve the results your organization seeks, contact Arlene today at HRx, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, 952-996-0975, www.HRxcellence.com


About Us

The Janitorial Store (TM) is an online community designed exclusively for owners of small cleaning companies who want to build a more profitable and successful business.

The Janitorial Store (TM) provides the tools and resources that building service contractors need to achieve their dream of running a successful cleaning business -- without having to learn it all the hard way.

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