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We interview successful Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) business leaders to learn how they use people, processes, and technology to scale their businesses.
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Hiring Isn't the Problem, Retention Is with Ryan Englin - Core Matters

E79 • Feb 13, 2024 • 64 mins

In this episode, Ryan Englin shares his business approach, emphasizing on employee retention strategies. He discusses the importance of cross-functional training, preparing for craft workers' retirement, and the role of job titles in recruitment. Englin also talks about overcoming biases in hiring, the balance of A-players and B-players, and the significance of niche specialization. The episode concludes with recruiting and retention advice and a brief introduction to his book, "Hire Better Faster".

Key Points

  • Successful AEC companies scale by being intentional about solving problems and being authentic in their hiring and retention strategies.
  • Employee referral programs are most effective when the incentives align with the company's values, rather than just offering monetary rewards.
  • Using an applicant tracking system can revolutionize the recruitment process by managing applicants more effectively and automating communication.
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