The Great Resignation is upon us. We can worry about the future, or we can figure out how to turn the resignation from other companies into opportunities to hire incredible talent.
After talking about the what and the why of the situation we find ourselves in, we will dig into the how. We have a tool to help you maximize your opportunity and streamline your hiring and onboarding process. A good process can help you make better decisions, and hopefully make better decisions on the people you hire!
Lets dig in.
Arguably politics may or may not play a role in this. We digress.
We need to figure out why so we can address the problem and become an attractive company and bring in some incredible people.
Forbes put out an article for leaders to consider.
Here are some takeaways:
As my journey progressed, I got busy. My phone was ringing a lot more frequently. The challenge was that I was in the field doing the work. It was easy to keep focused on the job, and not the future. I started living the roller coaster business. Slow week, busy week. Slow week, busy week. You get the picture. I'm sure you've been there on some level.
In the restoration industry, we have to respond in the middle of the night. On a weekend. Hell... many of us have answered calls on important family holidays. The...
Staffing is an incredible burden to the restoration industry as a whole. But we can take solace in the fact that it's an epidemic and it is not sparing anyone, especially blue collar industries.
We actually did a podcast on this subject. It is definitely one of the most popular episodes to date. It is titled “I got 99 problems, and staffing is one”.
We talk with restoration companies every single day, and we hear the same thing from everyone in every corner of the country:
Its the same story!
What do we do?
Everyone is tired of hearing culture and money is the solution.
But the truth is, these are big factors. The companies that we see thriving in this tumultuous time are companies that are paying well, and...
Maybe you have heard of the PPP.
I don't mean the 2020 Payroll Protection Plan.
I'm talking about the well used entrepreneurial system stemming around:
Learning how to stay FOCUSED and keep your eyes on these three can help make everything else work more efficiently and profitable.
In the restoration industry, or any trade I would presume, we leave these often ignored, neglected or even implemented out of order. This starts the process of chasing our tails forever !
You must start with the right people. The right mix of talent and people in the right roles. This is almost single handed, the MOST critical point. One you must spend time on.
We see far too many people focusing on product 85% of the time. This is the outrageous pursuit of all the IICRC certifications and all the toys the carriers push upon you to pay for.
But most try to use entry level people with little to no true training and SOP's to push...