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what is the best way how to motivate housekeepers?

I am the manager of housekeeping and I am trying to find the best way how to motivate/deal with housekeepers. It is very hard job to clean the rooms, so it's difficult the find the pride in that.

Asked By: Radek P - 2/25/2008
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a paycheck!!
Answered By: Quagmire - 2/25/2008
Additional Answers (22)
givem biscutes and a cup of tea
Answered By: Hemz M - 2/25/2008
 
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Answered By: carpediemmaster - 2/25/2008
 
Offer them a living wage... Or a raise
Answered By: AtiaoftheJulii - 2/25/2008
 
Good question. Say, your not getting paid to do nothing.
Answered By: Ben B - 2/25/2008
 
Pay them better.
Answered By: do_u_hear_banjos - 2/25/2008
 
Place comment cards regarding the cleanliness of the rooms in each room. Offer prizes and rewards for excellent comments. Other than that... cleaning up after people has no glory. Been there. There is no motivation.
Answered By: mr_nice_guy1125 - 2/25/2008
 
Pay them a lot more than your competition pays.
Answered By: BigRichGuy - 2/25/2008
 
money
Answered By: Vzeuk - 2/25/2008
 
bonus pay per cleanliness
Answered By: Spark my thoughts - 2/25/2008
 
Raises, housekeeper of the month award (with prizes), raffles, occassionally bring them lunch. There are all kinds of things you can do to motivate them and keep them happy with their jobs.
Answered By: ♥Scrabble Girl♥ - 2/25/2008
 
Pay them a reasonable wage and don't make them work for "maids" wages. They work their asses off, they deserve more than 9 or 10 bucks an hour, if they even make that much!
Answered By: wow - 2/25/2008
 
compliment them..tell jokes get closer with them and then they will like to work for you
Answered By: Swash - 2/25/2008
 
Pride should be found in doing a job well, NOT in the type of job you have. My dad, an immigrant to the USA at 12, said "If you flip burgers, make sure you're the best burger flipper ever... More
Answered By: ♥ JustAChick ♥ - 2/25/2008
 
Compliment their work and give them a little treat once in a while like pizzas, donuts, bagels. Make them feel important and in charge.
Answered By: ediblues - 2/25/2008
 
tell them what mouth told that mexican lady in the goonies lol if you dont do a good job u will be locked in the attic with sexual torture devices with rats and cocroaches without food for 3 days lol lmao
Answered By: skilo47 - 2/25/2008
 
showcase their work in pictures for other housekeepers or add bonuses. I was a housekeeper and barely got motivated until one day my boss took pictures of before and after my work and everyone wanted ideas from me on how I did it in one day!
Answered By: v.ley@sbcglobal.net - 2/25/2008
 
if you have enough staff, let them work in pairs... More
Answered By: badger - 2/25/2008
 
Offer them some sort of prize at the end of the week. It doesn't have to be big... maybe like a small raise or bonus. it can go to the person with the most rooms cleaned, or maybe to the person who comes to work with the most enthusiasm and cooperative attitude. Even though it still sucks cleaning houses, this would... More
Answered By: Slimcat2010 - 2/25/2008
 
Try asking for their input. Try being flexable with schedualling. Work the working moms during school hrs. & singles during the other shift. Pay better than minimum wage. Have adequet supplies. Do not take in junkies [For the faith based gov. money] causing the housekeepers to clean up after junkies.
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Answered By: OKIECAT0073 - 2/25/2008
 
Idk give them a tip at the end of each day. and gum to chew on. I like doing my chores while chewing bubble gum, it relaxes me and keeps me moving. Always say good job and thanx. Give them all the tools they need in proper condition so they don't ever need to ask.
Answered By: M3D!NA - 2/25/2008
 
give them bonuses periodically...many of them feel like they're not appreciated and I feel bad for them because they work for minimum wage:(
Answered By: Mimi - 2/25/2008
 
Money, but actually I asked my sig. other since he was manager of a nighly cleaning crew... More
Answered By: Elaine M - 2/25/2008
 
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