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Is Your Recruiting Process Preventing You From Hiring The Best Candidates?

Skilled Trades People (Mechanics, Millwrights, HVAC Techs, etc.) are in high demand and for a variety of reasons, there are more jobs than there are candidates. For example, when it comes to Automotive/Diesel Technicians there are more people retiring from the trade than getting into it and demand has increased, there is a nice infographic …

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The Single Best Tip For Recruiting Skilled Trades People (Mechanics, HVAC, Millwrights Etc.)

The most successful recruiters are better listeners than talkers. They have a knack for getting a candidate to open up and most importantly they listen. When you have a Mechanic, HVAC Technician, Millwright, or any other candidate speaking to you about a job, listening to what they say makes a huge difference in being able …

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Top 5 Reasons HVAC Techs Are Rejecting Your Job Offers

Hiring skilled tradespeople has always been difficult. There are not nearly enough people in the trades and the good ones are rarely looking for work. This is especially true for the HVAC industry where Technicians and Installers are nearly impossible to hire. The biggest issue for most employers is finding candidates to interview. Many companies …

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Pay Rates Falling Short For Union Mechanics

Over the past two years, pay rates for mechanics right across the board have gone way up. This has left unionized shops in a bit of a disadvantage. In the past, shops that were unionized could be counted on as higher paying roles than other shops. There was usually a stigma involved with working for …

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How Soon Should I Start Recruiting For Technicians?

Timing can be crucial when it comes to hiring. Far too often we get calls from companies saying “I need to hire 3 mechanics and I need them to start yesterday!” Obviously they are exaggerating but it can be a real problem. Hiring, especially done right, takes time. Depending on your location and what you …

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING HVAC TECHS

Finding experienced and qualified HVAC techs in Canada and the USA can be very difficult and hard to find, especially with such a shortage in the skilled trades. This challenge can also be magnified by geographic location, shift, wages and overall compensation package, and specific certification requirements. Despite all this, you’re not going to want …

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What to Look For When Hiring Truck and Coach Technicians in Canada

Reposted from https://rockstarrecruiting.ca Trying to hire Truck and Coach Technicians in Canada can feel like an impossible task. If you are able to find and hire a technician you want to make sure they last. It is easy to overlook things during the hiring process but if you want to make sure your new hire …

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Recruiting Diesel Technicians in the USA – Top 8 Things to Look For

Reposted from https://rockstarrecruiting.ca Hiring Diesel Technicians is incredibly difficult, especially for those of us that do not have a background as a Mechanic. Human Resources Reps and Recruiters can often get intimated when hiring for technical positions. It can be tricky to determine if the qualifications are going to match and what is important to …

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HVAC/R Companies & Employers – Streamline Your Hiring Process

I speak with North American HVAC client’s everyday and regardless of whether they are located in Florida, Texas, California, New York, Massachusetts, Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Alberta, or P.E.I, the one common issue they all lament is: the skilled trades shortage of experienced HVAC Technicians. While this is not ground breaking news and generally common …

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Phone Interview Tips and Tricks to Get you Closer to Your Next Job

Although in-person interviews are much more prevalent in the skilled trades, there are different situations where a company or even a candidate, requests a phone interview as a first step in the hiring process.  If you’re an HVAC professional, read below for some phone interview tips and tricks to help get you closer to your …

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When Should You Start Recruiting HVAC Technicians and Installers?

We get calls every day from commercial and residential HVAC companies in a panic, they need to hire HVAC/R technicians and installers urgently.  When we ask when they need them to start, they will often say Yesterday! If you are waiting until you are desperate to start recruiting HVAC technicians and installers, this is obviously …

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