Tackling the Labor Shortage with Authority Brands

Tackling the Labor Shortage with Authority Brands

At BuyMax, we succeed when our customers succeed, which is why we provide industry insights so that you can make the best decisions for your business. The same can be said for our parent company, Authority Brands, which oversees several leading home service companies.

Authority Brands recently published a blog written by their Chief Human Resource Officer Donna Gosciej. In this blog, originally published on their website, Donna discusses the labor shortage and the steps you should be actively taking today to help mitigate its impact on your business.

In this blog, we present a summarization of Donna’s tips and how BuyMax can help.

Address the Needs of Your Employees and Develop a Positive Culture

The first step of combating the labor shortage is looking at your current team. What are the reasons they choose to stay at your company and continue to work hard?

Employees have many reasons they feel loyalty to a company – competitive wages, workplace morale, opportunities for advancement, and more. A review of each of these components may help you find areas of improvement that can help with employee retention, making you a more desirable workplace for future candidates.

Your employees can also be used as a source to help improve your workplace. You can inquire about their ideas on how to improve productivity. This may involve restructuring the work schedule or automating specific tasks.

If you are looking for outside vendors to help with this, BuyMax’s preferred vendors have you covered. Our vendors specialize in many services, including hiring, marketing, booking, customer retention, and more. For a complete list of vendors, visit our website.

Overall, the happiness of your employees is paramount to the success of your business, and you will never find a better recruitment source than them. Offering incentives for employee referrals can be a very effective way to find high-quality talent. You can even offer a bonus if your employee’s referral stays longer than 60 or 90 days with your business.

Address the Needs of Your Future Employees and Recruit Differently

Hiring is no longer as straightforward as simply putting up a job ad. The market is competitive, and you need to communicate to candidates what sets your workplace apart.

Additionally, you may consider alternative paths of recruitment. This can include marketing your business to underserved school systems and special needs schools or taking on apprentices.

Learn more about these tips to help your business during the labor shortage tips in the Authority Brands blog at https://www.theauthoritybrands.com/blog/2021/october/how-to-tackle-the-labor-shortage/.