Every trade business is quite different. Some, the owner can work closely with the team on the job, some are remote, and then there are those that are growing and putting admin and project teams together.
The smaller the operation, the more important it is to be hiring the right people. In most cases, your first hire will double your team. Your 11th hire will add 10% to the team size.
Every hiring decision can be the best or worst decision of your business career. Get it right, and life gets easier, earnings increase, things just feel great! Get it wrong, and sleeping becomes tough and you may start on the path to working for cashflow just to get wages paid.
Our director is a tradie. Starting in the trade when he was 15, he has built trade businesses and has a 30 year track record of building service and construction teams in plumbing, electrical and mechanical services. He has worked for construction builders, built service teams looking after the refrigeration for Coles and Woolworths across Australia. He has made bad hiring decisions that has led to 10 years of his career picking up the pieces and rebuilding his financial stability.
In 2005, he gave up on trade businesses. Scaling up to 150 people, hiring, HR and people in general were just too much to hold together. It is tough starting as a tradie and then trying to adapt to being a corporate manager. When he sold the business, relaxing and having some time to explore different things, he came across a Swedish system for implementing HR. It was simple, started with very easy to use processes for hiring team members and he knew right away that it was these simple, easy to use processes that were missing from the foundations of his previous businesses.
He took up the opportunity to roll out this Swedish system into Australia, then Japan and China. Now he has gone back to being a tradie, running his mech business, and really enjoying having a fun, safe and productive business where the WHOLE team is on board, and equally enjoying the journey.
That Swedish system is what Performia rolls out to its clients. Our clients are 99% owner operators who really understand productivity, cashflow and real, no bullshit people.
Find out more and how we can join you to make your business more fun, safe and productive.
Website link: www.performia.com.au
Phone: 1800 603 023
Email: [email protected]