Your employees will be the face of your laundromat business. They can make or break your business and whether customers will come back for your services. That’s why it’s crucial to hire friendly and reliable employees who won’t only provide excellent customer service, but show responsibility in handling the day-to-day operations of a laundromat.
This means seeing to it that the facilities are clean, the coin-op laundry parts from Laundry Replacement Parts are working well, and many more tasks!
But before that happens, you will need to search for and hire the right people for the job. To help you out, here are tips on hiring employees for your laundromat successfully.
- Put Up a Sign
This is one of the age-old techniques that still work to this day, and it’s a free and easy one at that. You get to attract interested applicants who likely live nearby. Even if you won’t hire everyone, you can save their applications in case you’ll need them after expanding your business.
- Place an Online Ad
This is another way you can find stellar employees. You can even continue the hiring process online through virtual interviews. Placing the job ad online will help you get even more applicants to choose from, though it will mean screening out more applicants who may not be the most suitable for the job.
- Check with Your Current Employees
Your current employees may know people who are looking for a job! It’s worth asking your employees because it means applicants have been “pre-screened,” and if you hire them, your team will be more motivated to work as they already know one another. It even lessens your hassle of posting job applications.
- About the Hiring Process
Now, on to the hiring process! Make sure that all your applicants ready their resumes and job application forms to make it easier to screen for those you want to interview.
During the interview, get a good look at everyone who comes in and take note of their punctuality. Moreover, look for those who have a great smile and with a good job history with no more than 1-2 jobs within a year. Other things to watch out for are good body language and the way they are dressed (smart casual is best).
When interviewing applicants, ask them about why they want their jobs and why they left their previous jobs. Learn more about the applicant not just about their career, but the skills they possess and can use to make the laundromat a successful one (such as their skills in handling coin op laundry parts). You may want to have the laundromat manager present to discuss your opinions of candidates.
After the first interview, it’s worth having a second and final interview to further narrow down your options until you find the perfect one that will fit your team well.
Wrapping It Up
Keep these helpful tips in mind as you find the most suitable employees who can set your business up for success.