Human Resources

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.

The benefits of hiring someone with a criminal record can outweigh the risks 

Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay

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The state is taking steps to combat the labor shortage

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Creating a successful internship program for your company is all about creating a process, including managing it

The last step in your hiring process may prove to be the most crucial

The trend toward more frequent, more subjective employee appraisals begs the question: What should you be measuring?

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Industry associations are taking direct action to help alleviate the labor shortage

People are your company's greatest asset—an asset that requires close attention and a strategic focus 

Immigrant installers can be a dream come true when you rise to the communication challenge

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Social media platform tests a new feature for hiring

Until recently, employees who left a company were considered disloyal and were often prohibited from being rehired. But today re-hires happen often enough to have a name—Boomerang employees.

Technology is a tool, but let's not forget that it's just that

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