Here at HFS Financial, we do more than provide the best contractor financing options. We want to help your company thrive. That’s why we share helpful business information like this guide to smart hiring, specifically for pole barn and steel building contractors like you.
When it’s time to recruit more help at the office or more hands on the jobsite, hiring the wrong employee can cost you not only money, but the reputation of your business. Here are five ways you can increase the likelihood of hiring quality employees that are “in it for the long haul.”
Add Details to Your Job Description
When you’re thinking about what to post on a job website, it might be tempting to write something like “construction worker” or “frame builder” in the description and call it a day. However, when the description is vague, it invites a wide range of people to apply who are probably not qualified and might not even be interested in the actual job. Take the time to write down exactly what will be expected of a new hire and include definite minimum qualifications.
Post the Job in Multiple Places Online
In addition to the most popular job websites like Indeed and Zip Recruiter, you might have more luck finding experienced candidates on websites that are specifically for construction jobs. The websites iHireConstruction and Construction Jobs are two examples of construction-specific job boards. Advertise your job posting on several different online and social media sites.
Ask for References and Follow Through with Calling Them
Don’t just assume a candidate’s former boss will speak highly of them simply because the manager’s phone number is on their resume. First impressions can be deceiving, so it would be helpful to talk to someone who has known the candidate for a longer period of time. Even if the potential hire has many years of experience, you’ll want to know ahead of time if they don’t have a strong work ethic or if they have difficulty getting along with other people.
Start an Apprenticeship Program
Instead of hoping for experienced workers to apply, why not train some newbies to be expert pole barn or steel building builders? Advertise your apprenticeship program at local colleges or high schools. The advantage of training a worker from the ground up is that they will not only learn the skills they need to build pole barns or steel buildings, but you can ensure they are learning to do it the right way.
Leave Your Contractor Financing to HFS Financial
Between managing job postings, reading resumes, and conducting interviews, you are going to be busy finding the perfect candidates for your pole barn or steel building business. Fortunately, you can check contractor financing off your to-do list when you partner with HFS Financial. We will take care of all the financing steps necessary and give your customers the best financing options available. The best part for your pole barn or steel building business is that your projects will be funded 100% up front. At HFS Financial, “You Dream It, We Finance It.” Call us at 1-800-254-9560 to learn more.