Expert Panel: Tips On Addressing Hiring Challenges

Owners of cleaning and restoration businesses are well aware of the growing challenges with recruitment and finding good talent to join their teams. Not only are we dealing with a nationwide labor shortage, but finding people with the right qualifications and skill sets is becoming increasingly difficult. 

We reached out to industry experts and asked for their insights on what they think is the number one hiring challenge restoration companies face today, and what they should do to overcome it.

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“The biggest challenge is competing with Chick-Fil-A and Costco for entry level positions. We show candidates how to develop and grow long-term with a fulfilling career. We are also handing out “pass along cards” with a QR code that links to our website to people we see doing their jobs well in any industry in an effort to get them to apply.

– Kinyon Martin, Owner of Restore Rite

“Finding quality candidates is a huge challenge right now. These past 6-8 months have been the most challenging I have seen. We have seen more no shows than ever before on all levels of positions. Here are the keys we have found to help overcome hiring challenges:

  • Be proactive
  • Respond quickly to applicants who show interest
  • Move candidates through your hiring process quickly, and efficiently
  • Always be recruiting even if you don’t have an open position. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
  • Don’t hang on to those candidates that are difficult to communicate with before you have even hired them.”

 – Kristy Sifford, President of Wylander

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