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Lack of viable candidates slowing your growth potential?

Cleaning businesses, like many industries, are set for explosive growth in the post-pandemic economy…if only you can hire enough people to sustain the growth.   Normally, when the economy takes a hit, like it certainly did in 2020, hiring becomes the easiest part of running your business.  Unemployment goes up and you are flooded with applications for people looking for work.  You can actually pick and choose who you hire and build a dream team.  But something is different this time and there are many factors to help explain it:

  • Unemployment benefits eliminate incentives to work
  • Fear of COVID-19 keeps some people at home
  • Schools and day-care centers are not yet fully operational in all areas
  • Lack of viable candidates has lead to other industries to increase their wages , so now the competition for candidates has increased exponentially
  • Some people has simply left the workforce because they figured out how to survive without a job during the pandemic

What can you do?

Unfortunately, your options can be a bit limited.  You can’t force people to apply. You certainly can’t force people to show up for their first interview.  So it becomes a numbers game.  To get more viable candidates, you need more people to see your job postings and apply.

Best Paid Job Posting Sites

  • Indeed.com – One of the top places job seekers visit to browse job listings
  • ZipRecruiter.com – Post your job listing to 100+ job sites from one integrated dashboard
  • Craigslist – Inexpensive job board, but sometimes you get what you pay for
  • snagajob – Specializes in listings for hourly workers

Best Free Job Posting Sites

  • Facebook Jobs – Post your job listing where your candidates likely visit every day
  • LinkedIn – Post your job listing on the largest B2B networking site in the world
  • Post Job Free – Quickly and easily get your job listing distributed to other free job boards
  • Jora – Currently free while they build their audience
  • Google Jobs – You can’t actually post directly to Google Jobs, but you can create job listings on your website that are formatted to be picked up by Google Jobs so they can be seen by just about anyone on Google searching for a job.
  • Twitter – Post a link to your job posting on your Twitter feed and include top hiring hashtags (#jobOpening, #JobListing, #nowhiring or #jobs) and hashtags for your city so people can find your post

And once you hire an employee, do everything you can to retain them.  Check out 10 Ways To Lose A New Employee so you can learn what NOT to do while building and keeping your team.

Debbie Sardone
Debbie Sardone

Known as The Maid Coach, Debbie Sardone is America’s top cleaning business consultant. Debbie helps owners of residential cleaning companies build a 7-figure dream business, with a 6-figure income and the freedom in their lives that they deserve.


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