How To Win The Recruitment Battle For Good Plumbers And Techs

In the competitive home services industry, the quest for recruiting and retaining skilled plumbers and technicians can often feel like a never-ending battle. However, there’s a powerful ally in this struggle — training with Service Excellence. Our courses and training can help managers win the recruitment battle, ensuring you have the best talent on your team.

4 Keys To Winning The Recruitment Battle

Recruiting the right people for your team is paramount. It’s enormously expensive to continue wasting time on an underperforming team member or to continuously fire and hire as the season rolls out. To prevent this churn, you need some strategies for recruiting the best people in the first place.

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1. Promote The Power Of The Trades

The first key to winning the recruitment battle is to promote the power of the trades. This starts with your own belief system. Be proud of what you do and instill that pride in your team.

Often, we find ourselves losing talent to other industries, where the employees have a deep passion for a specific product. We’re here to remind you that demand for the trade industry is rapidly increasing.

The need for certified, trained team members to support our communities’ homes and businesses will never go out of style. Nurture and share your pride in the essential services your business provides with prospective employees to build relationships based on mutual respect for the industry.

2. Promote The Power Of An Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers hands-on learning and the opportunity to earn money while gaining valuable skills. Hands-on training often surpasses classroom learning, making it an attractive option for many potential recruits.

The average apprentice could earn over $120,000 in income during their first four years of training — and that’s before securing a full-time job in the trades. In many cases, the average plumber or technician can earn more than $80k to $100k plus per year, once employed, making it a lucrative career choice.

3. Build A Vision

Creating a compelling vision for the future is the third key to winning the recruitment battle. When you can see your vision clearly, your potential recruits will see it too. Take the time to learn how to effectively convey your vision to new team members, whether it’s through dynamic presentations, one-on-one discussions or any other medium that resonates with your audience.

The key is to inspire them with the promise of growth, opportunity and a brighter future within your organization.

4. Build Value On Your Communication System

The fourth key to winning the recruitment battle is building value in your communication system. Technical skills alone won’t cut it in today’s home services industry. Your potential recruits must be able to effectively communicate the value of your services.

If a potential recruit is passionate about the technical aspects of the job but lacks confidence in communicating, they might look for opportunities outside the residential industry that better match their skillset.

That’s why your communication system needs to empower your technicians to succeed.

Learn To Recruit The Best

In the competitive home services industry, the battle for recruiting top talent is fierce.

However, with the right strategies and training from Service Excellence, managers can gain the upper hand. By promoting the power of the trades, offering apprenticeships, casting a compelling vision and building value in communication systems, you can secure a team of skilled plumbers and technicians who are committed to your company’s success.

Don’t wait to enhance your recruitment efforts. Take advantage of our courses to empower your team and set your business on a path to success. Contact us today to explore how our training programs can help you win the recruitment battle and IGNITE THE POWER WITHIN!

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