High Yield Contractors who have a training and certification program in place to attract and recruit technicians have far fewer problems finding, maintaining and growing their workforce.
Nearly one-third of contractors — High Yield Contractors — believe having a strategy in place provides them with a competitive advantage and, consequently, they invest more in training, education and certification.
Most contractors (86 percent) have decided the way to solve the technician shortage is, instead of hiring technicians, to hire based on candidate profile and then provide career development through training, education and certification.
Most companies look at both the aptitude of a prospect and his or her attitude. Each has it's own set of pros and cons and, while one can be taught, the other can be extremely difficult to change.
Ideally, you want employees with both great aptitude and a great attitude — and if you can find that person, hire them immediately. Often, though, you're faced with a one or the other choice. In those cases, High Yield Contractors know it's better to go with a great attitude rather than the "quick fix."
It doesn't matter what size your company is, where you're located or what the predominant service is you're providing, hiring will always be of highest importance in moving your business forward.
Be proactive with your recruitment strategy and have a plan for hiring, and you'll soon be on your way to becoming a High Yield Contractor.