Rather than begin the hiring process by looking at external factors such as unemployment rates or shifts in the perceived value of secondary education (things outside your control), it would be more beneficial to start the recruiting process by looking internally at both your company’s culture and the company’s leadership (things within your control). Chuck Violand highlights three critical areas to invest in.
A coach’s immediate strategy is grooming their silver medalists to become the gold standard in future Olympics. The same can be said for finding talent to add to your team. Many times the silver medalists (“B” players) are undervalued and passed over while an organization searches for the gold.
Xactly byGTE finds and places talent – from technicians to executives – with restoration companies of all sizes. In this episode of Ask the Expert, Gregg Taylor, managing member, speaks to the unmet expectations of candidates and employees. He makes the case for rethinking recruiting and retention strategies, and offers best practices for businesses.
As countless restoration companies struggle to find and keep employees, more people want to work for Paul Davis of Greater MSP than the franchise has openings. Owner Caleb Brunz shares his secrets to staffing success and overviews his newly launched Pathways Trades Academy.
What do people, in general, want from employers? How are other industries treating employees and candidates? Answering these questions offers up ideas, lessons and competitive intel from beyond the world of restoration. After all, restoration businesses aren’t just competing against each other for talent.
Does your mission inspire people to come to work? Does the vision tell people where you want the business to go? Are your core values really the guiding principles that the business uses to manage internal and external relationships? Beyond these, and as an alternative to simply paying significantly higher wages to outbid the competition, elements to consider in creating the differentiation, that uniqueness, are non-traditional benefits.
In this Ask the Expert episode, Leighton Healey, CEO of KnowHow, details the 2022 Restoration Workforce Survey, open through early 2022. Its aim is to answer how the industry can attract and retain qualified workers.
“If the Jon from five years ago has anything further to add, perhaps this idea still has merit: ‘Your office is your second home. Arguably, you spend more time in your workspace with your work peeps than with your actual family, so making it an enjoyable and functional environment should be a priority,’” Jon Isaacson writes.
The motivation paradigm is described as the reasons we do the things we do in the manner we do them. Over the years, I have taken the position that money does not motivate, nor is it necessarily an effective tool that creates desired outcomes. Appreciation ranks higher than money, believe it or not, when it comes to motivation, Lisa Lavender writes.