Finding and Keeping Top-Notch Employees Roanoke VA

One of the biggest challenges facing masonry contractors today is hiring and retaining masons and laborers who do excellent work. Residential masonry contractors must pursue new sources of labor and embrace creative motivational techniques.

Shakers Restaurant
(540) 366-4783
1909 Valley View Blvd
Roanoke, VA
 
TRAINING SOLUTIONS, Inc.
(703) 318-0838
P.O. Box 220100
Chantilly, VA
 
ERS
(804) 768-9594
P.O. Box 2639
Chesterfield, VA
 
Shakers Restaurant
(540) 366-4783
1909 Valley View Blvd
Roanoke, VA
 
Young & Associates
(540) 562-2427
5009 Youngwood Dr NW
Roanoke, VA
 
Sun Development Inc.
(540) 295-9623
56 Canterbury Drive
Stafford, VA
 
Job Designers, a service of The Competence Group
(434) 944-0200
38 North Lane
Farmville, VA
 
DiLORE Group
(703) 759-0816
11654 Plaza America Drive,#265
Reston, VA
 
A Plus Lawn Care
(434) 525-7801
16871 Leesville Rd.
Evington, VA
 
Railroad Risk Management
(540) 265-7074
5221 Peters Creek Rd NW
Roanoke, VA
 

Finding and Keeping Top-Notch Employees

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: May 1, 1993

By Carolyn Schierhorn

One of the biggest challenges facing masonry contractors today is hiring and retaining masons and laborers who do excellent work. Residential masonry contractors must pursue new sources of labor and embrace creative motivational techniques. LOOK FOR NEW LABOR SOURCESUnion contractors can simply call the local union hall whenever they need a well-trained bricklayer or laborer. But for the growing number of open-shop contractors, this is not an option. To find industrious young adults, make a greater effort to recruit minorities. Some masonry firms in cities and large towns find rural areas to be another good source of labor. Using a "third-party qualifier," such as a minister or parole officer, eases the task of finding hard-working job prospects. One of the best third-party qualifiers is a high school coach.INTERVIEW PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES CAREFULLYOnce a masonry contractor receives referrals, the candidates must be interviewed and their references checked. A mason or tender claiming prior experience should be required to demonstrate his skill.TRAINING ENSURES CONSISTENCY, LOYALTYBy hiring trainees or laborers and offering them opportunities to learn and advance, a contractor encourages employee loyalty, while developing workers who perform their jobs to the company's expectations.

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