When you are hiring skilled workers, remember to stay on top of current trends, try something new, and don’t fall back into old processes that do not work well.
One-third of new hires start looking for a new job within their first six months of employment. It doesn’t have to be that way in your service business. Often it’s simply the tone that is set on an employee’s first day, first week and/or first month. Too many new hires spend time just waiting around on their first day—that’s poor planning. Others get an opportunity to do something new a few days into the job, but, first, the manager has to find someone to show them how to do it so they’re left waiting. An effective onboarding process can solve these problems. In fact, with good onboarding, new hires can make your team better, stronger and longer-lasting.
Recruiting great new employees is the one of the greatest challenges for home services business owners everywhere. But it doesn’t have to be.
Every new hire you make can strengthen your team and improve your culture. Look for these seven qualities, but add to this list as you determine what you need in your team members to take your service business to the next level.
Your service business is going to change when you’re always hiring and regularly holding hiring events. You won’t struggle with recruitment. You’ll be hiring the right people to help you grow your business.