Successfully operating a facility doesn’t only mean having a skillful facility manager. In order for the building to be kept in proper order, a top-tier facility maintenance staff is necessary as well. The facility maintenance staff handles most of the day to day tasks and activities so ensuring that you have a team that is capable of completing them correctly is paramount. If you are looking to hire new facility maintenance staff soon, here are some tips for hiring the best personnel you can and narrowing down a potentially long list of applicants.
Be thorough in your interview process.
One mistake that many facilities make is that they try to rush the interview and hiring process in an effort to fill a position quickly. This can, unfortunately, lead to poor hiring choices that don’t work out and cost the company unnecessary time and money. Instead, you should develop an interview that addresses all potential concerns and lays out the exact job you are hiring for. You should also check for references and recommendation letters from applicants and follow up with them to make sure they are quality. A little bit of time and effort spent during the hiring process can save you majorly in both the short and long term.
Look for the right things.
An applicant may seem to be impressive in his or her resume, but does that make them truly qualified for the facility maintenance staff position you are hiring for? Simply having a long resume doesn’t make someone qualified and you should instead look to see that the experience they do have is relevant for the work you intend for them to do. You should also check for long-term experience in the maintenance field and specific skills that they might have for future projects you might be planning. Finally, you should pay attention in the interview to gauge if a person would fit into your company culture, an often overlooked but important aspect of day to day dealings.
Hiring the best facility maintenance staff may seem daunting, but it pays off many times over when done correctly. When in doubt, you can always count on the facility maintenance experts at MaintenX. We have been in the industry for a long time and in that time worked with companies both large and small in all aspects of facility maintenance. To learn about our services and how we can work with your company today, please call us any time at (855) 751-0075.