If you committed to growing your roofing team in 2021, the Roofing Academy team is here to help! Growing your roofing company is an exciting endeavor, but it can be hard to know where to find the best talent.
To help you find the best possible people to join your growing team, we are sharing the five best steps you can take. By following the Roofing Academy’s guidance, you will find hungry, eager, talented roofing professionals to help take your business to the next level. Keep on reading to learn more!
Where to Look to Grow Your Roofing Team
- Consider Offering Co-Ops or Apprenticeships to High School Students
High school students are a wonderful source of potential employees. Consider partnering with a local high school to offer a co-op program or apprenticeship to interested students. Students are able to learn a trade and explore potential career options, while you are able to find and grow young talent.
- Connect With Organizations That Support Veterans
The United States is home to approximately 18 million military veterans, a number that is increasing everyday. Many of these veterans are looking for long term employment. Consider partnering with one of the many organizations across the country that supports the training and hiring of retired military heros to find talent for your business.
- Help Women Break Into the Industry
The roofing industry has traditionally been a male dominated industry, but we have seen women shattering the glass ceiling in many fields over the years. Consider partnering with an organization such as the National Women in Roofing group to focus on hiring more women onto your team.
- Network With Local Supply Stores
Local supply and hardware stores are great places to find talented roofers and contractors who might be out of work and looking for employment. Reach out to your local stores to ask for referrals and inquire as to whether they will allow you to advertise your open positions.
- Strategically Advertise Job Postings
Strategically place your job postings so that they are seen by the right people. Sites such as iHireConstruction and Roofers Coffee Shop are great places to start. Advertising on ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and Monster can also be helpful.
Growing your roofing team is an exciting step to take, but it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming! If you are looking for advice on finding, retaining, and developing your talent, the Roofing Academy team is here to help. Reach out to us to learn if membership is right for you.