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Finding Great Workers, Harder Than It Sounds 1
Finding Great Workers, Harder Than It Sounds

Finding Great Workers, Harder Than It Sounds!

Being a Small Business owner has it’s advantages, but at the same time it has it’s many disadvantages. One of these I have been having experience with lately is that of trying to find good workers who WANT to work.

Ever since the COVID-19 debarkle, I have been finding it so hard to find people who have a good head on their shoulders, and who want to work. Now, I know I’m not the only small business to be experiencing this, everytime I walk through the local shopping centres I see signs everywhere asking for people to work.

What the hell is wrong with Australia, and Australians in particular.  Job Keeper, and it’s close cousin Job Seeker have done nothing but damage the economy. Maybe that was the whole point of the exercise,  the make it as difficult it possble for businesses within the economy to survive, it seems it’s like the Hunger Games and the survival of the fittest.

Finding Great Workers, is harder than it sounds, no longer is receiving a good pay check worth anything to people – they would rather hold their hands out to receive from the Government, the same Government that will one day turn their backs on them while the Banks increase their hold by lifting rates. Then all these people who have passed up on good jobs will no longer have anywhere to turn because all the small businesses would have gone out of business.

 

Anyway, that’s my rant for today..

Stay Clean.

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Value of Cleaners

What is the value of your Cleaner?

Value of your cleaner?

Have you ever really thought about the true value your cleaner or cleaners deliver to you and your Family?

According to an article in the Guardian - "Hospital cleaners are worth more to society than City bankers" to which i would actually agree with. Bankers after all are mostly responsible for almost every War we have seen on this Planet, so don't get me started on the value of a Banker! Cleaner's on the other hand are more often than not the forgotten bunch, the ones who everyone over looks or even worst - looks down upon.

At the beginning of 2020, the globe just seen how important cleaners are with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with entire buildings needing to be cleaned by highly professional teams of cleaners. I bet everyone who was in an effected area were glad to see the cleaners now right.

2020 proved to everyone that cleaning jobs are just as important as many other jobs and do come with many benefits. They can be more flexible to work around your everyday life and working in that field can be very diverse. From domestic, industrial to public settings. Quite often there will be a lot of cleaning jobs available in various industries.

If you’re looking for a cleaning job, check out our Job's board. Alternatively, if you want to learn the skills to become a cleaner, enrol in the Certificate 3 in Cleaning Operations today!

Another way to look at how much value your Cleaner delivers, is in the amount of time you save by not having to spend your free time doing the cleaning, what is the value of that saving? Could you place a price of that saving of time?  We bet you could.

Getting the best bang for your buck

How do I get the best value from a Cleaner?

That's a great question, and probably one of those questions asked by all those who hire a cleaner to clean their houses. The best way we can answer this is, how much do you still need to do after your cleaner has just cleaned?

  • Are you finding that they don't pick things up to dust underneath? Redgum does this as standard (Unless excess cluter is present).
  • Are you still fixing up stuff that they miss? Redgum systematic processes eleminate this issue.
  • Are you able to customise your clean? Redgum offers this feature as standard (some "extra" items to attract increase in fee's).
  • Are you getting the same cleaner every time? Redgum only sends the same person or people to the one client.

You get what you pay for

Unfortunately this is true when it comes to hiring a cleaner or cleaning company to complete your cleaning. Redgum is not the cheapest cleaning company you could hire, however we are probably the only ones or at least a member of a very limited group of cleaning organisations that take quality and high workmanship very seriously.

Experience the Redgum difference

Ok so are you ready to experience the Redgum difference?

If you are, then please contact us immediately to see if there is availability.

Just a word of warning - We are currently very busy, and some area's do have lengthy waiting lists.

 

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The Year of FEAR & COVID-19

The Negative Effects of a Pandemic

30 years of Continuous Growth

Over the last 25 to 30 years the globe has seen a major increase in consumption by consumers, which has lead to probably the most profitable 3 decades for businesses around the world, especially with multi-nationals who have seen their marketshare increase immensely in this period. The trickle-down effect of our system has also seen many small business operators achieve outstanding results and growth in their The Year of FEAR & COVID-19 4businesses with an increase in employment and many expanding operations - Redgum Cleaning has seen this first-hand with our own operations.

In addition to its impact on public health, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a major economic shock not only here in Australia but around the entire Globe their are many companies facing bankruptcy. In Australia we first seen Virgin Australia Limited to be the first major listed company to find itself in deep finacial trouble, in recent times we have seen Qantas Airways cut thousands of jobs as well as adjust their entire business to suit the new conditions we all find ourselves operating in.

The spread was like wildfire

Back around March 2019 - COVID-19 was in decline in China. It was reported in March that there were more new cases every day in Europe than there were in China at the epidemic’s peak and Italy has surpassed it as the country with the most deaths from the virus. It took 67 days to reach the first 100,000 confirmed cases worldwide, 11 days for this to increase to 200,000 and just four to reach 300,000 confirmed cases – a figure now exceeded by many more thousands.

Fear, uncertainty and misinformation

We don't know about you, but we think there has been far to much fear mongering and misinformation being displayed on the internet and on main-stream News channels. We have also seen a major increase in operators in our Industry taking advantage of other small business owners and the Public at large with their claims and exorbitant costs/fee's associated with the deep cleaning of premises. Yes we as Cleaners have cost and expenses that we need to consider as well as the risk factor with doing such work. However, we don't think it's the time to try to squeeze every little drop of blood from those who have been effected by COVID-19. The News service providers haven't done the Public any justice by giving certain folks a platform to disseminate their crap along with the services that they're charging for - this event is seriously a great example of why the Industry (Cleaning) should have some sort of regulative standards or Body to provide oversight.

Maybe an idea Redgum can work on in the future ...

Looking forward to 2021

Going forward, we here at Redgum Cleaning are certainly looking forward to the new year.

We have some big goals for 2021, we want to implement some new technology to make assisting our clients more efficiently – we are currently testing new tech for our Staff to help assist them perform their roles easier, with less paperwork to complete.

But, most of all, we are excited to assist more Families in 2021 gain more time freedom by freeing up the boring task of maintaining a home.

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A Little Cleaning Company Grows

Company News Update!

A Little Cleaning Company Grows

Howdy Redgummer's,

WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS TO SHARE!

Our Little Cleaning Company is growing!

We're so Happy that it's friday, not becaue we get to go home at the end of the week, but because we received our second vehicle from Morris Signs at Ourimbah today. And we must admit, Michael did an awesome job on not only the designs, but resulting work is better than we could imagine and very different to what we had sketched out before meeting with Michael. We seriously could not be happier, the smiles are very hard to wipe from our faces at the moment.

Here are some pictures of the new vans, we're sure you will see these all over the Central Coast!

A HUGE Thank You to Morris Signs

We just wanted to take the time to thank Michael from Morris Signs, we could not recommend a better business to go to if you need signage to promote your business.

Morris Signs

Mothers Day 2020
Great Mother’s Need Rewarding

Show Mum how much she really means to you

We wouldn't be the People we are without the very Special Women we call our Mother's guiding our lives, being there in our lowest moments and highest moments.

Great Mother's Need Rewarding

Great Mother's Are Not Born - Their Made!

We wouldn't be the People we are without the very Special Women we call our Mother's guiding our lives, being there in our lowest moments and highest moments - this is why they're Great!

Show her how much she means to you

This Mother's Day on May 10, 2020, show her how much she means to you by getting her home cleaned by the Redgum Cleaning Company.

Being COVID-19 compliant means we take the extra steps to make sure our Clients homes are cleaned and sanitised meeting our High Quality Standards, including wiping all High Touch points in the home with Anti-bacterial Anti-viral solutions.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

We only have a limited amount of spots available, so please do not leave your booking to the last minute or you may be disappointed that you will miss out.

Bookings cut-off is the 7th of May, 2020. Price is subject to the size of the house, how many rooms and bathrooms.

What will Mum receive if I book a clean with Redgum Cleaning Company?

A complete deep-clean which includes the following;

Redgum Deep Clean Features

Dusting of all architraves/skirting & removal of cobwebs

All skirtings & architraves will be dusted (access permitting) and we will remove any cobwebs if they are present.

Dusting/wiping of bench-tops, shelves, cabinet, side tables in all rooms

All bench-tops, shelves, cabinet, side tables will be dusted (access permitting) and we will remove any cobwebs if they are present.

Dusting of all light switches and power switch cover-plates

All light switches and power switch cover-plates will be dusted (access permitting), with the application of Antibacterial Antiviral solutions.

Dusting of fans in all rooms

All Fans will be dusted (access permitting).

Spot-Cleaning of walls & doors

We will perform Spot-Cleaning of walls & doors - (excessive cleaning will be charged at an hourly rate).

Dusting of light shades, remove any bugs

All light shades will be dusted (access permitting) and we will remove any cobwebs & bugs if they are present.

Windows cleaned inside & outside, plus tracks

We will clean all Windows inside & outside, plus tracks – (does not include blinds).

Kitchen cleaned

We will clean the Kitchen, wiping bench-tops, appliances cleaned outside only with the stove top & Oven cleaned

Bathrooms and Toilets cleaned

All Bathrooms and Toilets will be completely cleaned and sanitised, smelling beautiful.

Laundry cleaned

We will completely clean the Laundry, including sinks being wiped out.

Vacuuming of all floors

We will Vacuum all floors in the house.

Mopping of all hard surfaces

We will complete the clean with Mopping of all hard surfaces

Mother's Day Booking Form

    TYPE OF SERVICE AND SIZE OF YOUR PROPERTY