This article by Tom Reber is the fourth in a series from PPC and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.
As professional painting contractors are all too aware, there is an acute worker shortage affecting not only the coatings industry but the building trades as a whole. Now, some forward-thinking industry leaders are banding together to do something about it.
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Talk to almost any painting contractor, and you’ll hear a familiar story: It’s hard to find good painters. Recruiting new painters remains one of the toughest challenges for painting business owners.
“It’s more difficult than ever to find tradespeople,” says Mike Collins, senior marketing channel manager at Titan. “Owners are now looking into new markets for hires. For example, hiring cooks because they’re detail-oriented, or former waiters or waitresses, because they’re personable and great at connecting with people. However, these are workers who have never painted before. They require training.”
Has COVID-19 altered your job site activity? Turn your attention to developing and refining a training program for new employees. Continue reading Training Tips for Isolated Times
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted painting businesses in many different ways.
“One thing is true across the board, though,” says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Every business will face tremendous challenges as our nation begins the path to recovery, while still facing the public health threat of the virus.”
For many painting companies, one of the main challenges continues to be finding good workers. For some insights, PPC sat down with Tim Kenney, owner of W.T. Kenney Co., Inc., a fourth-generation professional painting contracting business based in Arlington, Massachusetts. Continue reading Ready to Meet the Demand? Five Tips for Better Recruitment and Retention in a COVID-19 World
Poor hires can have a negative impact on your company’s reputation, and high turnover rates can be a time-consuming financial drain. What’s the solution?
Continue reading 5 Keys to Making Great Hires for Your Painting Company
Friends, family, employees and colleagues are great places to look when you’re hiring. But are you making the most of your network?
Continue reading Recruitment & Retention: How to Get Better at Networking to Make Better Hires
Having a tough time finding the right employees for your residential or commercial painting business? It may be time to consider people working in other construction trades and service industries, says Art Snarzyk, owner of InnerView Advisors. Continue reading Need Good Workers? Tap into Other Trades
Can you use storytelling techniques to recruit better candidates for your painting company? Henry DeVries, CEO of Indie Books International, says yes. In this article, he shows how it’s done. Continue reading How to Use the Power of Storytelling to Make Better Hires
Making great hires is essential for today’s painting contractor. A well-designed internship program can help you find the best talent and fuel productivity and growth. Continue reading Recruitment & Retention: Using Internships to Make Better Hires