Daily office cleaning eases work stress

Daily office cleaning eases work stress

What’s daily office cleaning got to do with improving stress? In this article, we’ll explain all. According to statistics, the main work activities blamed for creating stress are work pressure, lack of managerial support and work-related bullying and violence. And anyone who has ever worked in an office will say the same thing: because people are very busy, things can get heated. Unsurprisingly, cleaning and maintaining the office is way down on the list of priorities – mainly because a lot of workers don’t see cleaning as their job (which, to be fair, it generally isn’t). They want to go home at the end of the day, not discuss with the boss why the cleaning isn’t getting done and the place is a mess. Getting a cleaner – or several cleaners – in to help can be a challenge for some workplaces, but it’s ultimately a good solution that eases pressure on workers. Daily office cleaning might sound like a basic thing, but in fact it’s connected with the welfare of workers both psychologically and physically. In the first case, a clean and hygienic environment ensures peace-of-mind, and in the second, a lack of germs and bacteria means that contagious illnesses aren’t spread as easily (which is good, because bugs spread in closed environments at a rapid rate, particularly in winter). The result? Employees are happier in themselves, less stressed with arguing about who’s turn it is to clean the WC, and they aren’t off sick as much. Daily office cleaning also means less clutter: rubbish doesn’t accumulate as much, the place smells better, and people want to spend...
How do you choose a daily office cleaning contractor?

How do you choose a daily office cleaning contractor?

Anyone who has ever explored the idea of daily office cleaning will be aware that there are dozens of companies who would appear to be suitable. The question is, is appearing to be suitable enough? In this blog post, we’ll explore the positive attributes we’ve always tried to offer clients, and look at the things which help clients pair up with the right cleaning contractor for them. Daily office cleaning prices Price is something which can be difficult. If a contractor costs more than many other companies, they may be deemed overly expensive. If they’re cheaper than most companies, that doesn’t look fantastic either. What we would say is this: you might think you’re getting a great deal if you’re paying less than the market rate, but that’s not necessarily the case. For example, the lower price could signify a lack of training on the cleaners’ part, a hurried approach to the job which means less than satisfactory cleaning, or these two things and more. There is also something to be said for additional advice. Here at Daisyclean, we’ve always tried to be both a resource and a provider to our clients. That way, when they need help with health and safety as well as cleaning, we can step in. The result is saved money in the long-run, because other service providers don’t need to be called out. Talk about daily office cleaning objectives One way to ensure that you get a contractor who can handle the scope of your work is to write down a list of objectives and ask them if they can meet them. For instance,...
Daily office cleaning attracts better candidates

Daily office cleaning attracts better candidates

Daily office cleaning is one of those things that many companies promise they will do, but when it comes down to it, other things get in the way. We get that, but at the same time, we know what we’ve been told by those who have used our services. And one of those things may surprise you: daily office cleaning can have a genuine impact on the quality of individuals that your business attracts as employees. Picture the scene: you’ve just arrived at a company’s HQ for your interview. On the job description, it promised a job working for a company who know exactly what they are doing. Yet when you walk into the boss’s office, the bin is over-flowing and the carpet is heavily stained from years’ worth of abuse. You don’t want to form a bad first impression so you ignore it, putting it down to the firm simply being very busy. That’s until you get a tour of the office, where it soon becomes clear that the mess stretches far and wide. Being someone that likes things nice and tidy, this isn’t quite what you were hoping for… Daily office cleaning benefits everyone Then consider the opposite. A firm which benefits from Daisyclean’s fresh and proper daily office cleaning service…a firm whose carpet is clean and whose bins are emptied on a regular basis. On top of all this, the office smells fantastic, giving you a great feeling about who you’ll be working for. Better still, you’re not troubled by the sound of vacuum cleaners on your very first week, because while you’re all having lunch,...
Help your admin staff with office cleaning that promises a great new year

Help your admin staff with office cleaning that promises a great new year

Admin staff are the unsung heroes of the working world. While it’s a running joke that all office staff do is sit at their desks and drink coffee – and we admit that it has to be a big part of it to get through the day! – it’s also a fact that admin staff are the essential ingredient to every business’s success. Sadly, office staff often end up doing a lot more than their job description. And we understand why businesses ask their admin staff to go the extra mile. Because they’re great all-rounders and capable of adapting to any task you can throw at them, office staff are the obvious solution when a little extra cleaning needs to be done. Only there are problems with asking your admin workers to take care of the cleaning. The first is that it’s probably not in their job description – not great for their working self-esteem – and the second is that office cleaning can cause invisible problems when it’s done wrong. Sure, the conference room may look clean and tidy, but how do you know that Dave from accounting hasn’t spread germs and bacteria everywhere, setting-up a potential death-trap? Professional office cleaning is about so much more than simply making things look the part. It’s about ensuring that hygiene is protecting your staff as much as possible, and in turn, it’s about keeping your business from suffering the common problems that can put even more pressure on other workers. Another great reason to consider office cleaning is more simple: you want your employees to have a full 1 hour...
Make it a happy new year in your clinic with a new approach to preventative cleaning

Make it a happy new year in your clinic with a new approach to preventative cleaning

Once, finding a doctor’s or dentist’s surgery was simple – this was back when office cleaning was less about employing a professional firm, and more about doing only what you had to. Back then, you just went down the road to your local clinic, signed up and became a patient. Easy. As we approach 2014,  however,  those looking for a new doctor,  dentist or clinician have a virtually endless variety of choice open to them. And while it’s vital to have an internet presence for your surgery – along with all the services that the modern person expects – office cleaning and room cleaning is absolutely essential. Managers running busy surgeries have no excuse,  particularly because bugs and bacteria spread so fast in these closed environments. It’s not just the patients who benefit When one doctor or nurse gets a cold from a patient, and passes this onto office staff, the effect can be catastrophic. Here at Daisyclean we’ve found that preventative cleaning benefits everyone, and also puts forward an outstanding first impression to new people who may be considering using a surgery.  And when you think about it, you have an obligation to provide the best preventative cleaning services for your staff and clients. They come to you sick or feeling unwell, so they want to feel like they won’t pick anything extra up – and let’s face it: those welcome mats and other surfaces get a pounding during the week. Additionally, washroom hygiene in surgeries and clinics is nothing less than vital, because when patients use these places, they’re transferring their germs by default. Proper cleaning by...
Give your managers the best present this Christmas with daily office cleaning

Give your managers the best present this Christmas with daily office cleaning

Managers often come in for a lot of abuse, but when you look at all the jobs a manager has to do – many of which are additional to the actual managing of people – it’s hardly surprising that they’re tested to the limit. And here’s a fact that no manager can disagree with: when you’ve had a hard day and a tough year, the last thing you want is to clean up after employees… Delegating jobs is all part of it, of course, but asking employees to consider daily office cleaning often falls on deaf ears. Looking at it from the employees’ perspective, can you really blame them, though? In reality, employees beneath managers have just as much a problem with lack of time. Additionally, daily office cleaning probably isn’t in their job description. Asking them to do more than could be considered acceptable could do serious damage. Which is why many managers and higher-level staff come to Daisyclean. With Christmas now merely days away, considering a quote for daily office cleaning could be a quality solution to a problem that’s not going away any time soon. By investing in quality office cleaning services, you’re actually winning back time. On the surface, asking your managers to look after daily office cleaning and window cleaning looks like a sound idea. It’s better to do something than nothing, after all. While we can’t argue with that approach, what we would say is this: managing cleaning isn’t simple or straightforward, and its demands change every day. Our cleaners not only use the latest technology to ensure that things are actually as...