Wow great posts, excellent points John.The hardest part of our business is hiring and retaining employees.Writing good ads is key to attracting good candidates.Patience is very important, I can attest to that as I spent years trying to get off the truck.Now it seems I am always driving behind one of them.We interviewed many. There were times I thought we wouldn't ever find anyone.There is definitely an element of luck in finding good employees and good business sense to retain them.
Sent from my iPadOn Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Mike Marsoun <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
My entire reason for getting into stone restoration from tile and stone installation was to get away from the need for employees and my current business plan is geared towards staying small and having little to none employees, instead using techniques and equipment that allow this.
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On 12/09/2013, at 6:22 AM, Lorne Greenberg <email@example.com> wrote:
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.On Sep 11, 2013 2:33 PM, "Debbie Shaw | Stone and Tile PROS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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?