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Is Your Retail Store Cleaning Getting More Complicated with Labor Shortages?

Contributed by Nancy Matura, National Sales Executive

Retailers throughout the country are acutely aware of the current labor crisis. They are also concerned about how the labor market’s precarious state could impact the upcoming months leading to the holiday selling season. Along with the workforce challenges, it has also become necessary to adhere to various in-store health and safety protocols. Subsequently, retailers must train their staff to effectively manage store traffic to avoid crowded aisles and long queues that may result in infection exposure.

On the one hand, the dire labor crunch situation has made it necessary to devise new strategies to attract right-fit candidates and create comprehensive training programs. Meanwhile, retail store cleaning and maintenance must continue without compromise or delay, using effective cleaning procedures and disinfecting protocols. As one would expect, retailers must strategically assign duties to available workforce to ensure that fundamental store operations are performed adequately. As a result, assigning store cleaning and maintenance responsibilities to an in-house team can complicate the day-to-day operations. However, partnering with a professional facilities maintenance company for seamless cleaning practices without disrupting store operations for the staff and customers is an effective approach to address issues related to worker shortages. In order to get the most out of the employees that retailers have, outsourcing facilities maintenance functions can improve in-store cleaning efficiencies with guaranteed service quality, staff competency, and long-term cost savings.

With years of experience of catering to retail stores, Diversified Maintenance delivers efficient and effective cleaning services with focus on ensuring attractive store appearance, healthy indoor environment, positive customer experience, trained and productive team, adequate frequency for each protocol, absenteeism management, and continuous performance improvement. To learn more about best practices with value added benefits to address worker shortage concerns, send me a note at: Nancy Matura