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Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Pat Cipolla, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Pat Cipolla

    Pat Cipolla Grumbler in Training

    We are looking to hire an additional framer, but have run up against problems finding the right person. We placed ads with Indeed and Craigslist and got resumes all the way from sandwich "artists" to nurses. We are even willing to train the right person, but this is ridiculous. If you don't want to respond to my phone call or email to set up an interview, why did you send the resume in the first place?

    My question is where are you most successful in placing ads or hiring? This is the worst it's been in our almost 32 years in business. Thanks!
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  2. Paul Cascio

    Paul Cascio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    The bad news is that it's a seller's market with respect to labor. Unemployment is very low.
    The good news is that more people have jobs and that potentially means more customers for framers.

    Craigslist is a crapshoot, but it's free. However, you have to sift through the muck.
  3. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    There's a place to advertise free for an employee here on The Grumble. Scroll down on home page.
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  4. JWB9999999

    JWB9999999 SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I used Indeed for the first time this year. I was impressed with the candidates that it generated, and the ease of sorting through them. Much better use of my time than having to interview people completely unsuited for the job who happened to walk in the door.

    You could also try putting a Hiring notice on your web page or FB page, if you use those. And stick a sign on your front door as well; even if none of your customers need a job, they might know someone who does.

    But overall, I feel your pain. Very, very, very difficult to find people that are remotely qualified. As I get closer to the retirement dates of my current employees, I get more and more nervous.

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  5. paintingpotato

    paintingpotato Grumbler in Training

    My current custom framing job I landed through ZipRecruiter after four months of endless scrolling on Indeed. I posted my credentials to ZR and it pointed me right at the job. Might be worth posting your job there.
  6. Keith L Hewitt

    Keith L Hewitt SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I've said this before - hope its worth repeating :):rolleyes:
    Why not ask the reps who call on you ?
    Surely they will know of a few employees wanting to move
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  7. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Big fan of hiring customers. Who else but your customers appreciates what you do?

    Hang that sign in your front window, and think about sending out emails.
    Joe B likes this.
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