As a successful business owner, the chances are that you spend most of your time catching up with clients and sitting in meetings with your teams, planning your next opportunity for growth. But when did you take a step back and review whether you’re getting the basics right? Below, we’ve put together some soft facilities management services that can often be overlooked as you grow your business, but are critical to your day-to-day operations…
As 2020 taught us, cleaning has never been so important. As a small or medium-sized business owner, investing in a commercial cleaning provider not only allows you to keep your customers and staffers safe but maintain your premises to the highest standards. It’s all well and good having an in-house cleaning rota, asking your receptionists to keep an eye on the ground floor and your office manager to go over the carpet with a vacuum once per week, but your employees need more than that. Outsourcing means that your cleaners will not only be trained to the highest standards but will be totally accountable to their employer.
More businesses are outsourcing their cleaning not only to free up time but to ensure they can deliver a consistent level of service, whatever the circumstances. Indeed, when you outsource to an FM provider, you’ll be guaranteed to have your premises cleaned daily, even if your usual cleaner is absent, as they have a contractual obligation to deliver a service.
Giving off the right first impression has never been more important, and a good grounds maintenance team can help you do exactly that. Whether they’re litter picking on a morning, cutting the grass, or painting fences surrounding your car park, there are lots of ways that they can deliver good value for money, and by outsourcing them, you won’t need to take on a permanent member of staff – ideal if you only seasonally. It’s easy to assume that some of the services of a grounds maintenance team can be done by your general handyman, but one of the biggest benefits of outsourcing is that your business gains immediate access to the very best machinery and personnel in the sector. This allows you to operate in the most time- and cost-effective manner, improving your business without hurting your profit margins.
Finally, don’t overlook the importance of a good security service provider. From installing and maintaining CCTV cameras through to manning your doors during retail opening hours, security personnel can save your business a great deal of money and unnecessary stress. The most obvious advantage to outsourcing this service is that you’ll be able to have fully trained security operatives in your business premises, and they’ll know how to operate in a safe and legal manner at all times. You cannot put a price on protecting staff, customers, and stock, so do some research and find the best security provider available in your area.
Have these soft facilities management services given you some food for thought? Let us know and be sure to check back to our website soon for more tips, tricks, and advice.