There is no doubt that there is value in being able to pick up the phone and call someone when you are in trouble, when a key staff member is sick or on holiday or leaves – but it is also possible to achieve stability within an in-house operation. On the other hand, outsourcing may help you to reduce costs but in order to be sure, an audit of the current in-house cost must be made to have a valid comparison. This process might have the effect of highlighting cost savings anyway, which may give rise to more support for retaining the insourced arrangement.
You have to work out what is right for you. And before you make a final decision, consider your attitude to risk and control. Consider what you want to achieve from your cleaning service, make a thorough analysis of your direct and hidden costs and how much time and resource you are prepared to commit to managing your housekeeping. Discover how to make a detailed assessment of how you want your cleaning to be undertaken in our latest report: The A, B, C (D & E) of In-house versus Outsourced Cleaning: http://bit.ly/purareport