4 Ways to Find Employees That Won’t Suck
Problem: Hiring Good Workers
It’s hard work finding the right employees to represent your field service business. This isn’t a new problem; the headache has been very real for the past couple of decades. Finding good workers is just like any other problem that you face when you own a field service business and it’s something that you need to learn to deal with. Here are some things you can do to find great field service workers:
Start Searching Early
Finding good workers takes time; so if you feel like your company will require new employees sometime in the future, you should start the search right away. A great option is to create a year-long employment strategy. This way when your company desperately needs workers you’ll have a variety of prospects to choose from, saving you from scrambling at the last minute.
Get on Social Media
One way to attract great potential employees is through the ones that you already have. Encouraging your current workers to utilize their social groups is a great way to find individuals that share similar interests who may be interested in working for your company. It’s not hard to get a message out to hundreds of acquaintance of just one employee, through the use of Facebook alone.
Incentives for Referrals
Giving your workers incentives for the new hires they bring in is a great way to encourage all of your employees to get involved in the hiring process. Referral bonuses or gift cards will encourage current employees to go the extra mile when recommending your company to someone they know.
Go Where Potential Workers Are
Get to know the kind of places that potential candidates would spend their time and go there. This is a very proactive approach but a very to-the-point one. Don’t go there empty handed, it’s easy to create a simple flyer in Microsoft Word with your business and contact information. A great upside of this method is that you won’t waste time with an hour-long interview if the candidate isn’t the right fit, you can just walk away.
How do you find great workers for your field service business? Let us know in the comments below.