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Human Resources

An investigation from the New York Attorney General revealed Trade Off Construction Services had not only ignored severe complaints of sexual harassment but retaliated against them for it

In the first step of Lowe’s $25 million commitment to support small businesses, the company is launching a free, augmented video chat service to help Pros manage jobs, without being on the job

3 reasons to implement personality and skill testing into your hiring process

remodelers can use these examples to help maximize profitability

Use these flowcharts to gain insights into your company’s staffing and the role of each team member

covid-19 is affecting remodelers

Veteran remodeler Vince Nardo shares budjet and staff adjustments his company's had to make 

The fight against opioids and where remodelers fit into it

remodeling has been experiencing a soft market

A soft market means that there are more remodelers than available clients. Don’t let you or your team get caught unprepared.

Some remodelers are having a good year, but there are storm clouds on the horizon

The market is strong, yet many remodelers are hurting. Here’s why.  

Top takeaways after more than 30 years in the business

blockchain could change remodeling with smart contracts

The contract of the future could be a blockchain-verified digital document with embedded, executable code 

the onboarding process is important for any good business

Making new hires feel welcome sets the tone for a long and productive tenure. On their first day at work, new employees get flowers and a card.

Use these guidelines to set the stage for successful hires

dreammaker franchise owner survived recession and gives advice

In 2007, DreamMaker Ogden won Franchise of the Year for their concerted effort to help veterans and seniors with special needs remodel their kitchens and baths. Nate Coombs (middle) was in a sales role at the time, where he worked under his father and learned firsthand how a tanking economy can disrupt the remodeling industry.

Four DreamMaker remodelers share what they learned from surviving the recession

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

selling a division of your remodeling company to an employee can be good

Selling a division to a trusted employee like Jason DeLong (pictured here) gives peace of mind that your hard work will be in good hands.

You’re ready to sell part of your remodeling business, and an employee is interested in buying. But where do you start?

Half of his team quit over a single two-week period. The loss was devastating. 

remodeler puts on ktichen addition

Room remodels (such as kitchens) will remain popular, while larger additions will continue to decline, so adjust accordingly.

Understanding these changes in the market will help you position your business

Remodeling business owners reveal how they keep their production teams from being poached by other companies

remodelers working when they're working and resting when they're off

Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off

A detailed look at how much production teams are paid in different markets around the country 

looking up remodeling info

The most effective job posts are 3,000–5,000 characters, and include enough detail for respondents to get a strong sense of the job and company culture. Image courtesy georgejmclittle / stock.adobe.com

How to write job postings for a remodeling company that will attract the right candidates

 

headhunter choosing a candidate

Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists

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