We are hearty enjoying the current heatwave but it does raise the question of employee wellbeing. Working six to three doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as nine to five, but what does Dolly Parton know about the cleaning industry? Time never stands still for us at McCreery Cleaning Solutions, so we’ve replaced ‘summer time’ with ‘heatwave time’.
With the recent heatwave that has swept the country, we decided to take a leaf out of English Manager Gareth Southgate’s book who has been praised for his family centred approach to managing players and their wellbeing. Our team work incredibly hard and they are very conscientious. Their wellbeing is important to us so following consultation with the team and new working hours have been introduced to accommodate them and their families.
Our team felt that given the current weather, beginning the working day at 6 AM up until 3 PM would work best for both them and their families. At this time of year, a lot of schools are being cleaned so it suits our clients and employees. Employees get to go home to their families earlier while being able to avoid working in the heat. This gives them the flexibility to pick up kids from summer camps and enjoy the school holidays with them more.
Studies have found that in businesses where companies emphasise compassion, employee satisfaction is higher, and employee turnover is lower as loyalty is fostered so it’s win-win for us and our team.
At McCreery Cleaning Solutions, we realise that our employees are our most valuable asset. It is our duty to ensure the best possible environment for them to work especially during these summer days. Of course, they can wear shorts but must wear safety boots and we’re supplying gallons of bottled water!
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