Understanding the return of your janitorial investment starts by knowing what costs you the most.
Here are 3 areas that hold the key.
- COST PER WORK TICKET– A quick response may help to satisfy a complaining customer but the only thing that will reduce your budget is to prevent work orders from happening at all. Time/cost studies have shown that the cost involved in processing one invoice alone can range from $13 to $49 a work order, including the cost of labor and the multiple steps in order processing. order placement, management approval and vendor interaction.
- ABSENTEEISM – Health-related lost productive time (LPT) has been targeted at more than $220 billion per year in the U.S. with the average per employee annual cost at approximately $1,320. Causes of absenteeism such as colds, flu and asthma are major contributors that can all be reduced as much as 80% with the right preventative janitorial practices.
- PRESENTEEISM – What does a clean environment mean to employees? A study of 400 managers and employees conducted by HLW International LLP on employee productivity levels reported a 5%productivity gain in quality clean environments ($125,000) in a 100-associate office [av. salary of $25,000]. A workplace wellness approach not only attracts, employees, it retains them, especially millennials who have come to expect a health-conscious focus from their employers.
For more information on the ROI of a clean workplace, see the ISSA white paper.