How to Hire the Best Roofing Crew

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It’s hard to find good help these days and the roofing industry is no exception to this statement. Some unmotivated team members either want to do as little work as possible for maximum pay, miss important dates or just don’t know how to perform the job. But, how do you find the best roofing crews for hire?

Check out these tips when looking at roofing crews for hire.

Look at Their Previous Experience

One of the easiest ways to make sure you’re hiring the best of the best? Their resume. Diving into a candidate’s work experience and comparing past role responsibilities to the job they’re applying for can help you eliminate applicants with little to no similar experience. You would’t suddenly hire someone with a background in Accounting to install a brand new roof. 

Read: Why Your Employees Need Continued Education

The other part to looking at their previous experience is the amount of time they have under their belt. If you’re looking for someone who has several years experience, you can direct your focus on those who fall into the mid or senior level category.

Learn What Motivates Them 

Finding out what motivates a potential crew member can tell you a lot about their work ethic, as well as their attitude. Do they like to be challenged with new tasks? Are they looking to advance their career? Being able to gage what they are looking for in a job and what kind of person they are can provide you with an idea of whether or not they are a good fit for your company. 

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Put Their Skills to the Test

Being able to see what they can do in the field is a game-changer from just sitting in an office in a suit answering questions in an interview. Consider putting the candidate through a series of skills tests to evaluate if they have what it takes to work on your crew. Anything from a quick demonstration on how they access roofing damage to explaining their exact technique for an installation will tell you how equipped they are for the job. 

Read: Improving Communication Between Subcontractors and Crews

Another thing to look for is how tech savvy they are and if they have used any kind of contractor CRM at their previous company. This will tell you how quickly they will be able to pick up on the roofing software you are using to manage your sales and field tasks.

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