Regardless of industry, budgets are feeling the pinch from the cost of living crisis. Businesses are being faced with price increases from every angle: spiralling energy expenses and rising costs of raw materials, which is, in turn, pushing up product prices.
Naturally, this is resulting in organisations trying to cut spending wherever possible. However, now that all Covid restrictions have been lifted and people are interacting more, cleaning and hygiene are areas that they simply cannot afford to skimp on.
With this in mind, here are our top three tips to ensure your budget is working as hard as possible.
#1 Partner with a trusted supplier
Beware unscrupulous providers offering low-cost solutions. The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) recently warned that, against the backdrop of the escalating cost of raw materials and energy, those reducing prices are likely to be compromising on product quality and quantity.
Instead, shop in confidence with a CHSA Accredited Distributor, like Jangro. This way, you can be sure that the products you purchase are fit-for-purpose, meet industry standards, and are reliable both in terms of their high quality and the exact quantity promised on the packaging. Whilst not immune to rising costs, our increased buying power means we can offer high quality products at more consistent, competitive prices too.
#2 Work smarter
We are huge advocates of training – well-trained employees work efficiently, cost-effectively and to a high standard, therefore optimising productivity. The investment need not be time intensive or expensive either. At Jangro, all of our customers and their staff have access to our CPD (Continuous Professional Development) accredited, interactive, and award-winning training platform, the LMS (Learning Management Solution). It covers a wide range of topics with varying course lengths and is highly flexible and versatile, enabling users to train remotely at times that suit them or to dip in and out of short or longer sessions.
#3 Pay a living wage
This may seem at odds with reducing costs in the current economic climate, however, paying a wage that is enough to live on is good for business, the individual and society. Not only will employers know that staff and their families will be able to live and enjoy life, but they will reap commercial benefits too. These include higher loyalty, greater productivity and reduced staff turnover, which, in turn, saves both time and money in recruitment.
At Jangro, we are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer and urge others in the cleaning industry to join this movement.