Your Construction Company’s Guide to Recruiting Game Changing Employees

In today’s Blog, we discuss another insightful podcast that our Founder Paul Sanneman was recently a guest. Paul delved into the intricacies of hiring top construction talent with Derek Isaac founder of Rapid Results Creators. In this episode, Derek sits down with Paul Sanneman, the founder of Contractor Staffing Source, to uncover the secrets to building exceptional teams in the contracting industry. Paul’s extensive experience and proven strategies can help you overcome common hiring challenges and take your business to new heights.

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Paul Sanneman and Derek Isaac Discuss the topic of How to Recruit Your Winning Team

Now let us Deep Dive into learning more about Paul Sanneman and Contractor Staffing Source

Paul Sanneman has been a business coach for 40 years, specializing in helping contractors grow their businesses. Recognizing the critical role of having the right team, Paul founded Contractor Staffing Source. Starting from a humble garage setup, his company now boasts a team of 30 professionals, handling thousands of resumes and hundreds of job postings weekly across the US and Canada. With a success rate of 97%, Paul’s team has a remarkable track record in matching contractors with the perfect candidates.

Meet Derek Isaac

Derek Isaac, a production builder in Kansas City, plays a crucial role in bringing these insightful interviews to life. Derek’s company sells $100 million a year in new homes, showcasing his expertise and success in the construction industry. His dedication to hiring the right talent is evident, making him the perfect host for this episode.

Key Takeaways from the Interview

1. Busting Myths in Hiring Paul highlights six common myths that hinder effective recruitment:

  • Only recruit when you need someone: Always be on the lookout for talent, just like sports teams.
  • Employees are expensive: View employees as valuable investments essential for growth.
  • We can do this ourselves: Recruiting requires professional expertise.
  • Recruit within the construction industry: Look beyond the industry for versatile skills.
  • Hire fast, fire slow: Ensure alignment with corporate values before making quick hiring decisions.
  • Recruiting is a project: Treat it as a continuous process, not a one-time task.

2. Continuous Recruitment is Crucial Paul emphasizes that successful contractors should always be recruiting. This proactive approach ensures that you have a pool of potential candidates ready when the need arises, rather than scrambling last minute. Just like building a sports team, you should always be looking for better players to enhance your team’s performance.

3. Employees as Investments Contrary to the myth that employees are expensive, Paul argues that they are the best investment for your business. Paying competitive wages and creating an attractive work environment is essential to attract and retain top talent. This investment pays off through increased productivity and business growth.

4. Professional Recruiting is Essential Hiring professionals to handle recruitment is critical. Just as you wouldn’t do your own plumbing or accounting, you shouldn’t try to recruit without professional help. Paul’s team at Contractor Staffing Source uses advanced assessments and AI technology to ensure they find the right fit for your company.

5. Broaden Your Search Don’t limit your search to those with construction experience. For example, wedding planners make excellent selection coordinators due to their organizational skills. This approach opens up a wider talent pool and brings diverse skills into your business.

Practical Tips for Successful Recruitment

  • 1. Write Engaging Job Ads: Craft job ads that are compelling and stand out. Highlight what makes your company a great place to work.
  • 2. Post Ads Everywhere: Use multiple platforms like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster, and even local suppliers. Encourage referrals from your current employees.
  • 3. Respond in Real-Time: A prompt response to applications shows candidates that you value their interest.
  • 4. Use Assessments: Utilize tools like video interviews and personality assessments to screen candidates effectively.
  • 5. Conduct Thorough Checks: Always perform reference and background checks to avoid hiring mistakes.

Success Stories Paul shares success stories, such as working with Kronite, where his team successfully placed 18 candidates with a 100% success rate. These examples demonstrate the effectiveness of his methods and the importance of ongoing recruitment.

Let’s Connect!

Don’t let hiring challenges hold your business back. Reach out to Paul Sanneman at Contractor Staffing Source for expert assistance in building your dream team. Visit www.contractorstaffingsource.com or call (858) 727-0165 today. Paul’s expertise and innovative strategies can transform your hiring process and ensure you find the best talent for your construction business.

For more information, visit Paul’s website: www.contractorstaffingsource.com. You can also contact him directly at (415) 599-9006. Paul is often in Hawaii but is always ready to help you optimize your recruitment strategy.

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Paul Sanneman
Founder & President


With over 40 years of experience, Paul has created several business coaching companies and consulted more than 400 construction companies. Contractor Staffing Source is the product of this experience and his most profound inspiration, as well as a solution to the most common issue his clients face; finding good people.Paul’s dedication to working with residential contractors stems from his belief that they are the most exciting and ethical business owners. He is passionate about helping them build successful teams so they can make more money in less time and have more FUN.Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. He studied metaphysics as a post graduate and has facilitated and attended numerous seminars in personal growth and business success over the years. Check out Paul’s latest album with the Beach Road Band, Mostly for Kids.