Most of us started out as painters. Then becoming great at our craft, eventually, we decided to go into business and now things are different.
You don’t have time to paint as much or sometimes even at all.
Now, you depend on other people to help you get the job done.
If you’re like me, you hate hiring people.
I always worried that the new guy was not going to be a good fit or I’d hire a great person, but not be able to keep him busy…
Can you relate?
The most difficult part of being a painting contractor is not getting the work; it is getting the work done.
We need to hire the right people to build an All-Star Team.
In the past year, I have made it one of my goals to constantly be looking for an ALL-STAR team member.
My attitude has changed about hiring, I put ads on all the hiring sites and constantly looked at resumés.
We cannot get the work done without painters.
When I find an All-Star, I hire him/her immediately, then I worry about getting the work.
Oh, how the tables have turned…
I used to wait until I needed a painter before searching to hire one.
However, the work is much easier to sell when I find a candidate I like first.
I will call and talk to my candidate over the phone and invite them to fill out an application, which we have one written out for you in the DYB Café.
Once done with the application, I use the DYB 11 Questions for Hiring an All-Star.
His/her responses to those questions during the interview lets me know if they will be a good fit for our All-Star Team straight away.
Most of the time, without them even realizing, they’re revealing their character to me so I can make a decision on hiring.
Once the background check is completed, I will get them started by onboarding them with their own company email and access to all apps that we use, giving them the tools for success!
The next season is only going to get harder to find good guys and gals.
NOW is the time to start hiring!
To make it easier for you, download our FREE 11 Hiring Interview Questions here.