Human Resources

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Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists

Adopting a few simple business habits can make a huge difference 

There’s an aspect of workplace culture that I don’t hear discussed. 

hiring the right kind of person for a remodeling home improvement company

Use these tips to test whether an applicant has the skills and dedication for the job

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If your backlog is bumping up against a labor shortage, converting subcontractors to payroll employees might make sense. Here’s what that process entails.

One way to combat the labor shortage is by using methods—such as modular construction—that require fewer workers and less time. Modular builds have picked up steam in the commercial market and many are predicting a slow, but steady, increase on the residential side as well. Installing a custom modular addition typically takes less than half the time as building an addition on site. 

The coming year will bring faster paced, more significant change across multiple areas of the remodeling market 

Power Home Remodeling Group employees cheer on Pitbull at a concert thrown by the company. 

How four unrelated companies became distinguished voices in a crowded industry

Pro Remodeler is taking on an ambitious project this year, with the goal of benefiting the industry

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What they want from a company and a sales job is different from what those of similar age in the past were looking for

Four pillars of one company's proven hiring process

Hiring a recruiter

Hiring a professional recruiting firm can help remodelers find qualified workers. Here's what you need to know. 

Ads list what they want in a candidate, but nothing about what they offer

Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project

For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.

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Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability

Kira Obermeier and Ariel Darmoni of 123 Remodeling in Chicago discuss a project 

Until we rehabilitate our industry’s sexist reputation, it will be hard to attract women to our vocation

Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit

Write stuff down if youre a remodeler

This is one way for remodelers to streamline operations and align expectations—just make sure you provide enough detail

four remodelers thoughts on transparency in pricing in the home improvement industry

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee

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Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.

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