Tag Archives: employee retention

How to Combat the Labor Shortage

length 3:10 (not including bonus content) I talk to dozens of remodelers each week and one of the most common concerns I hear these days is, “I’m trying to hire more people and we’re not finding anyone.” Well, unfortunately, this situation isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, experts predict that high employment in the construction […]

How to Keep New Hires From Jumping Ship

Have you ever hired a great new employee, only to have him leave six months later? You’re not alone. According to The Society for Human Resources Management, the chances of a new hire leaving in the first 18 months can be as high as 50 percent. With the economy heating up, many remodelers are in […]

6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in a remodeling company, you should check yourself for […]

How to Avoid Workplace Sabotage

While doing a little Sunday morning reading this weekend past, I stumbled across an interesting study conducted by the University of British Columbia in 2011. Their paper, A Social Context Model of Envy and Social Undermining, revealed the components necessary for sabotaging a coworker. Sabotage can include spreading rumors, withholding important information, or secretly sabotaging […]

How to Quickly Connect with People and Make a Tremendous Impression

It’s time for the first ever installment of “Skills every remodeler should have, but don’t think it’s very important, so they don’t take the time to figure out how to do it.” (It’s a working title.) Let’s kick off this series with the burning question, “How can I remember people’s names?” – something every remodeler should know […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

At a recent Remodelers Advantage conference, I asked the room full of remodeling company owners about hiring. 75% of those in the room indicated that they would be hiring new people within the next 6 months. This was exciting news because it indicates an optimistic outlook toward the future! Growth! Yes! 

Investing In Your Team Pays Off

One of the most important elements determining a company’s success is the quality of the employees. In my 25+ years in the renovation industry, I’ve seen this business principle played out again and again. Those companies who place significant importance on the hiring, training and retention of great employees have happier clients, more loyal trade […]

The Road from Success to Significance

Vision. Mission. Purpose. Culture. Core Values. Do you ever find these concepts fuzzy, overlapping and a little hard to grasp? If so, you are in very good company. You might also question whether they even belong in a small entrepreneurial business. Or you might wonder if time spent thinking about them, and work spent defining […]

The Value of Volunteer Employees

We know that many company-owners face the challenge of getting the best out of their employees. Linda Case provides helps you can hone your leadership skills with volunteer employees. At a recent Remodelers Executive Roundtable meeting 12 highly successful remodelers were discussing how they could hone their leadership skills. I asked each attendee to think […]

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