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How to Hire the Right Staff for a Dry Cleaning Operation

Hiring your new dry cleaning staff members isn’t just as simple as creating a posting, bringing in a couple of people to interview, then hiring someone. Like any hiring process, there are different levels and assessments to understand and make sure you’re bringing on the right person to fill the role. After all, it’s your business they’ll be supporting.

Hiring the right employee supports your overall work culture and pays you back in high employee morale, accomplishing goals, and boosting customer satisfaction. Here are some ways you can bring this to life and make sure you’re getting the most out of the right employee for the job.

Don’t Rush

By taking your time to bring on the right employee(s), you are making sure you’re conducting thorough interviews, even for roles that are part-time. It’s your livelihood, so it should be said that all roles are just as important as the other.

Take your time and make sure to bring the prospective employee back at least once to make sure they’re the right fit not only for the job but the culture you’ve created at your dry cleaning business. If the right person doesn’t happen to come up after multiple interviews, it’s okay, keep looking and take the time you need to make sure you’re bringing on the right person(s).

Define the Type of Person You Need

Ask yourself about the characteristics you’re looking for in the new employee. You’ll want someone who can work well with customers, have great attention to detail, can stay on their feet as well as stay motivated. Someone who values teamwork and working around people is a big plus and can enhance their performance and appreciation for the position they are taking on. Defining the ideal employee is beneficial for you and your employees, letting everyone know exactly what types of attitudes you need to continue on with your successful business.

Hire for Work Ethic

Experience is always a good thing to have when considering someone for a role. If someone is applying for a dry cleaning position and they have worked in the same type of establishment before, that’s a good first step, but not necessarily a shoo-in for a role.

What you want to make sure of is that you’re also hiring the right personality and work ethic. If someone has years of experience working in a dry cleaner but has a poor attitude towards customers and/or other workers, they can only go so far. It’s best to hire someone with the right mindset. You can always train someone to work on machines and learn the specifics of the role over time, but attitude and work ethic are built-in traits that come naturally.

Keep Retention in Focus

Business owners should also value keeping their employees as long as they can. Create a strong foundation of employees by keeping them happy with benefits and great pay as well as attention to detail and support. Being a present supervisor and supportive leader will let them know you care and encourage them to value the role they have and the place they work.

Dry Cleaning Insurance

This valuable tip is an extra piece of help that all dry cleaning business owners can take advantage of. Having dry cleaners insurance can help to keep your business moving in the middle of a number of claims, including customer complaints or employee claims. This is why keeping your employees happy should be in your business blueprint. By investing in dry cleaners insurance, businesses can be sure that their operations, machines, and financial status are protected through a comprehensive take on insurance.

About Irving Weber Associates

At Irving Weber Associates, Inc., we understand what it takes to run a successful Dry Cleaner, Coin Operated Laundromat, Linen Supply business, Textile Restoration, or Commercial Launderer, including investing in a comprehensive Insurance Program to ensure that you are financially protected against claims. Our program, Fabricare Advantage™, offers overall business insurance coverages including General Liability, Property, Site Pollution Liability, Boiler & Machinery Equipment Breakdown, Workers’ Compensation, Business Auto, and many more. For a detailed look at how we can help you safeguard your business with a custom-tailored package, please contact our experts today at (800) 243-1811.