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How to Hire Quality Painters for Your Painting Business

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Are you looking to improve the quality of your business’ painting services with more skilled workers? Is your business booming, and you wish to expand? Finding a quality painter can be a challenge if you don’t know where to start. 

With the constant advancement in technology, there are more and more ways to search for skilled workers. However, some methods remain tried and true when hiring good workers. Here are some tips on how to hire quality painters for your painting business.

Begin with the basics… the job posting

You will want to have a well-written job posting that clearly states what you are looking for. Avoid using generic terms, such as “painter,” and be more specific. Are you looking for a paint crew leader, a staff painter, or something else? What kind of painting job do you need a painter for? What are your requirements? How experienced a painter are you looking for? What specific skills do you seek for your business? 

Giving your candidates a clear picture will make it easier for both you and them. It will reduce your work in weeding out all the unsuitable candidates. Additionally, a high-quality painter will know that you are looking specifically for someone of their skill. Many skilled painters don’t want to waste their talents on a company that isn’t serious about their business. Let them know that you are a serious contractor who can recognize and appreciate their skills. 

A person holding a sign which says “we’re hiring”
A well-written job posting tells a lot about your business.

Broaden your job posting methods

With the internet constantly developing, the methods for job posting are always broadening. Social media have become one of the major places where companies post their job offers. It is also a great way to promote your company to clients who are searching for painting services. Make use of all the mainstream social media. Having pages on multiple social media is one of the easiest ways to post lots of job postings. It is also one of the cheapest methods of promoting your business. 

If you want to invest in your search for great employees, you can post job ads on major social media websites like Facebook. This will have your job posting reach the right candidates much more reliably through targeted ads.

Another way to find and hire quality painters for your painting business is through referrals. You can ask your experienced employees to refer people they know with similar experience. Send out a company mail and see what you can find.

A phone on which Facebook app is running shows where you can search to hire quality painters for your painting business.
Mainstream social media are a great way to get the word out that you are hiring

Cooperation with other companies

Professionalism and a company’s image are crucial for every business. This is what attracts higher-quality employees, after all. However, having quality workers in your company is not the only important thing. It is also essential to cooperate with companies that provide other services that supplement yours. 

For example, you might have a situation where a client leaves you with a room or an office unprepared for painting. With all the furniture, carpets, bookshelves, and so on the present, your painters can’t get to work. It is not the job of your painters to move all the furniture out. Experts at 24/7 Logistics Services strongly advise hiring professionals to clear the room for you safely. That way, you will not only reduce the risk of having to pay a fine if anything gets broken, but you will also reduce the risk of your employees getting injured. This is why it is good to cooperate with a moving company that could do the work for you.

Sometimes moving companies also provide storage services. In case your clients don’t know or have where to put their furniture before your workers can start painting. The availability to recommend such services to your clients will greatly improve your company’s image.

Mainstream social media are a great way to get the word out that you are hiring
Cooperating with other companies provides mutual benefits

Let them come to you

One way to get high-quality painters is to attract them interested in doing business with you. You can do this by making yourself stand out among the competition. If you provide excellent and fair service to your customers, they will be enthused to leave a good review for your company. They will be more likely to recommend you or return to you when they need painting services. This, in turn, will make it easier for high-quality painters to notice you and want to work with you. 

Finally, if you have a website for your company, you should make use of it. Post a banner on the website that clearly states that you are hiring. This will passively attract potential candidates to you. You can also create a recruitment page on your website where interested painters can contact you or leave their information. 

Final thoughts

There are many ways to find and hire quality painters for your painting business. Although tried and true, websites like Linkedin and Craigslist are no longer the primary way to find workers online. Social media encompass much broader groups of people. And, through targeted ads, you could find high-quality painters with the exact skills you need for your business.

Additionally, the image of your business will also affect your job recruitment. The better standing you have with your clients, the more likely you are to attract quality painters to work for you. 

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