The Real Cost of Facilities Management
April 28, 2009 by
Do you know the real cost of your facilities management? If a specialist sub-contractor manages your facilities, then you will know exactly what it costs – unless you use managers only and they manage your own employees.
Otherwise, the chances are that you do not know the actual cost of these functions. The thing is that because facilities management does not increase sales or generate income, it is often forgotten. The result is that the jobs are done by various people is different departments, in between other jobs, so it is difficult to cost all their actions.
Quite often, these jobs are just slipped in, and the only thing the manager knows is that the staff are not performing their ordinary work as well as he expected. This is not a good way of managing facilities.
The solution to this problem is to use facilities management specialists. These are not so easy to find, and if you recruit them yourselves, you will find it difficult to know really how good they are. You can by-pass this problem by using the services of facilities recruitment agencies. You will find that these specialists do know the business of facilities management very well, and can advise on the applicants’ skills.
Any good recruitment agency will be able to either find suitable staff to manage the facilities or find a sub-contractor that can manage the whole facilities for you. Of course, at first this will seem expensive because the costs will be out in the open, and added to the costs of running the company. Meanwhile, though, the people who used to do the facilities management will be able to do more of their normal work – and you should be able to reduce the manning levels in the business.