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Where do you post job listings?10/24/14
Where do you post job listings and have success finding qualified people?
We need to try something different.
First we tell out current employees we are looking. Most of employees have come that way. That works incredibly well. Once you run that well dry we use Craigs list.
I always do blind email only, the friggin yahoos who will waste your time with there expertness is incredible.....
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We listed with the state dept of Labor. They sent out two "pre-qualified candidates for our CNC operator listing. Both were over 60 and had run CNC's all their life. One of the guys learned to do it while in high school. He must have gone to a very advanced high school! I couldn't read the other guys hand writing so don't know where he got his experience.
When you find something that works, post here so I can use it.
I've struggled with this problem for years, and I finally got in touch with the director of the Wood Technology program at the local community college. I got two very sharp guys. What they lack in experience, they make up in work ethic and their ability to follow instructions.
I have found that there is no one secret place to find good employees. It is always a crap shoot, so you do the best you can to beat the odds.
What I do is: always letting people and friends that I talk with that I am looking for great employees, never know when one will turn up; Craigslist every once in a while; talk with current employees and delivery people who deliver to my shop; social organizations, such as Good.Will and other organizations that work with people with slight disabilities, ex-cons, etc.; have found people working for other companies that showed me that they do good work.
Not all of these ideas work every time, rather I constantly let people know that I am looking. You never know when or how you will find a winner.
Have gotten great people from all of these different ways. I make sure that I am very clear in what I am looking for in an employee, so that when I get a referral, it isn't too far off what I am looking for.