If HVAC owners want to strengthen the performance of their teams, they must rely on training sessions, seminars, and conferences, where they can immerse themselves in the latest equipment, tactics, and guidance necessary to catapult themselves from average to market-leading.
Make sure your company is a place employees can take pride in when talking with their family, friends, or strangers. With the lack of qualified workers in the HVAC field, having your employees speak so highly of your business can only help.
Networking is everything nowadays, folks. When I began my position at The NEWS, I was far from an HVAC expert; however, my managing editor suggested I join our LinkedIn group and many other industry-related groups to connect with HVAC professionals to learn from.
We ran a poll at achrnews.com where more than 300 contractors voted. The results showed that 30 percent of contractors are willing to install products purchased by customers online while 70 percent would not. There were still more people saying no, but it was much closer than I imagined it would be when we posted the question.
President Trump signed the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow executive order into law June 15, which is designed to expand apprenticeship opportunities in hopes of filling approximately 6 million vacant jobs.
We’ve all heard that saying, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” I don’t know about all that, but cleaning up after yourself should be second nature. I emphasize the word “should” because it boggles my mind that there are people, especially service contractors, who leave a giant mess behind them wherever they go.