Hey guys. I’m not sure this will help posting on here, but I’m trying to go outside the box. I’m sure others on here are employers looking to hire people. If you are going through the same thing as me right now, getting people to even show up for interviews is like pulling teeth. I figured it couldn’t hurt to have a thread on here where Niners can help each other’s businesses out. I am a Niner alum, and I run a pest company in the Cornelius area. I have sales and technician jobs open. If anyone knows anyone who either has experience in the industry or is looking for a new career, please contact me. We offer very good benefits and 401k matching. Thank you.
Hiring has been so difficult this last couple of years. We are in Huntersville and have the same issue. We used to get 500+ resumes and that literally dropped to single digits. We raised the base pay by 30% and still get bad resumes. Then when you contact them, they’re not really looking for a job. They just want to use the way you contacted them (email, voicemail, etc) to continue to get unemployment. I told our office manager to stop sending anything in writing and to leave an ambiguous message like “please call us”. We have set up interviews to where they no showed. We have interviewed and offered them the job only for them to no show. Our payroll has increased and the quality of employee has decreased yet our prices have stayed the same. To top it off, staff we do have all want raises regardless of how much business has or has not changed. They think time there is a reason to get a raise. They do not care about a bonus program in place that’s directly tied to overall business. They just want a higher base. It’s pushing me closer to retirement ! Good luck man.