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4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

As difficult as it may be to find, hire and train good employees in today’s competitive marketplace, a solid strategy of how to handle under-performing employees can be critical to building an effective team. Keeping the adage “Hire slowly & fire quickly” in mind, are we pulling the trigger too soon? Are there employees who

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Survey Results: What You Told Us About Hiring and Training Project Managers

Finding, hiring, and training great employees is critical to your success. But it’s hard, and getting harder. I hear it all the time when I’m working with remodeling companies. I’m supposed to have some of the answers to those problems. But it’s been a while since I’ve hired and trained anyone myself, so I wanted some real-world data from a

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Tim Faller’s 4 Ways to Improve Your Production Meetings

Is this the scenario for your production meetings? People file into the room in about the same order each week. They sit in the same chairs or lean against the wall in the same place. They sit quietly while you “discuss” information that you think they will appreciate. Then you discuss each job and what

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6 Ways to Motivate Your ENTIRE Team

I was reading an article in INC Magazine about motivating sales teams and I noticed that many of the concepts suggested to push a sales team to succeed, would also work nicely for everyone in the company. So, this article talked about different ways to motive a sales team, beyond of course a commission check,

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How and When to Hire Your First Remodeling Salesperson

Building out a sales team can be challenging, especially for business owners who haven’t done it before. I think it’s safe to say that most Remodeling company owners are directly involved in the sales process for their companies, if not being the main sales person… So when is it time to add a sales person

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How To Fire an Employee “The Right Way”

Letting an employee go is one of the most unpleasant parts of owning or managing a business. We all want our employees to be fantastic in their jobs… to be so wonderful that we never have to think about firing someone. But that’s not the real world, now is it? In today’s episode we’re going

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “How to Combat the Labor Shortage”

This week’s throw-back episode goes back to 2015, but the topic remains a top discussion point at almost all Roundtables Meetings here at Remodelers Advantage. According to a recent article in Fortune Magazine, “60% of contractors reported difficulty finding skilled workers in the third quarter of 2017 due to an ongoing skilled labor shortage…” and

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Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very

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PowerTips TV Throw-back Thursday: “How to Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes”

Hiring the wrong employee can cost more than the expense of hiring, training and on-boarding their eventual replacement. Your company’s culture is at risk and irreversible damage can occur and if the new hire is client-facing. In today’s throw-back PTTV episode, I take a closer look at the hiring process and even offer a free

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Critical Tips for Beating the Labor Shortage

While some company owners are convinced that “there are no good hires available,” we are seeing others hire superstars.  These successful owners are using three powerful strategies: Retention of current staff — reducing need to hire Streamlining systems and resources — reducing need to hire A powerful and effective recruiting and hiring system — so

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