Tag Archives: employee qualifications

Is Technology Making Your Hiring Harder or Easier?

If you’ve had trouble finding and hiring the right people to grow your remodeling business, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly half of small business owners are finding it difficult to find qualified employees. With advancements in technology impacting so much of how we do business, the question is, is […]

Should You Hire “Old” People?

I was interacting with a younger contractor about his search for an estimator. Here is what the contractor wrote to me: I wanted to get your opinion on a quick question. How much weight should I be placing on age when looking at potential candidates for the Estimator? Ideally I would really like to have […]

Reading Between the Lines: What to Look for in a Resume

Resumes can be loaded with information if you know what to look for and, just like first impressions are very important in face-to-face meetings, the same is true with resumes. For example, when you receive a resume from a Lead Carpenter candidate, keep in mind that this candidate is a “hands -on” person and usually […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

Bench Strength — Definition: The competence and number of employees ready to fill vacant leadership and other positions. Do you have employees in the wings to take on more leadership if the business needs it? This need could develop because the company has grown and needs additional skilled managers . . . or because an […]

Ramping Up Production Efficiency

Production is really where the rubber meets the road. The people involved in production are a huge part of the customer experience —  and it’s also where your money is won or lost. Three Major Goals of the Production Department Include: Complete jobs on time, Within budget, Resulting in a highly satisfied client This is […]

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