Three Things Blue Collar Business Owners Should Know Before Hiring Their Next Employee

Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the main struggles business owners in the home services and trades industries have. It’s hard to run your business if you don’t have reliable employees, and the interview and hiring process can be stressful and time-consuming.

Here are three things blue-collar business owners should consider before hiring their next employee. While some of these may seem obvious, my clients often complain about turnover and struggling to find good employees. This list can serve as a reminder for all of us!

  1. The fit with your company culture: It’s important to consider whether a potential employee would fit your company culture well. This may involve looking at their values, work style, and overall demeanor to see if they align with your organization’s culture.
  2. Their skills and experience: When hiring for a blue-collar business, it’s essential to consider the specific skills and experience required for the job. Look for candidates with relevant training or experience who can demonstrate their ability to perform the required tasks.
  3. Their reliability and dependability: In a business, it’s crucial to have employees who are reliable and dependable. Look for candidates with a track record of punctuality, responsibility, and dependability who can commit to the job’s demands.

By considering these factors, you can make a more informed decision about which candidates are the best fit for your organization and will most likely succeed in their roles.

I recently wrote another post about conducting a good interview. It’s important that you get all the information you need in order to make the right decision. Find that article here. Or if you’d rather listen to a podcast while you’re driving in between job sites, on the Blue Shirt Leadership Podcast, I talk about knowing the people you hire. Listen to that episode here.

Are you open to a discovery call to discuss the specifics of your hiring situation? Let’s set up a call today, and I’ll help you develop a hiring plan.

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