You were correct at the end is your statement. We have struggled just like everyone else, we even went the route of military because they are 'disciplined' and have to follow a set of instructions and tasks... but they are people (and not machines like we were hoping). We have recently changed our philosophy and are looking for people with good customer service skills and an eye for detail. With most of the guys that I encounter, it's not that they can't do a good job and make corrections along the way, it's that they don't and sometimes can't recognize where the corrections need to be made. They are out there though, you just need to know what to look for and what kind of questions to ask in your ads.
Here's another thought. I spoke with someone recently that had recently left the military. He suggested going to Reserves offices and posting notices and talking to people. He explained that people coming out of the military are looking for direction and opportunities. After years of being told what to do when and having very regimented lives, they are hit with culture shock. I think it is worth a shot.Everyone is telling me finding good help is almost impossible. I just had this conversation with someone else this morning.
On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Randy Frye <email@example.com> wrote:I hear that brother. I went through 8 guys in 5 months. They averaged 15.00 to 25.00 per hr.Best RegardsRandy Frye
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Date: 09/11/2013 12:38 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Stone and Tile PROS Technical Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [sccpartners] Re: [sccpartners] Recruiting new employees
I can tell you that most workers suck!!! It sometimes doesn't matter what you pay them most of them are just out there for the dollar. We have used craigslist and also tried trade schools for kids right out if school.
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From: "Adam Bartos" <email@example.com>
To: "Stone and Tile PROS Technical Support" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [sccpartners] Recruiting new employees
Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:17 pm
Really, no body besides Debbie and Dayron (thanks guys) wants to chime in? or all of you have the same problem and can't help?
Adam BartosBiO Tile & Grout Restoration773-575-5515
On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:23 AM, Perfect Marble 2 <email@example.com> wrote:
Adam, getting the right people is tough. Right now I have a great crew, pay them well and I give bonuses for finishing ahead of schedule, being on time,--Deborah Shaw
Stone and Tile PROS, Inc.
(877) 715.5313 option 2
Have you visited STONE AND TILE PROS lately?