The Ladder of Opportunity
When Dave Joined Harth Builders, there were three Lead Carpenters, and two support carpenters in the field, producing about $1.75M annually. The guys in field were more like family than co-workers. As they grew with volume, they also had to grow their staff; the family now has outsiders who see a larger company and want to know, what’s in it for them? This led Dave to create the Harth Field Ladder of Opportunity.
Today’s labor market is very slim, and you need to offer more than a steady paycheck. You want to attract employees that are looking for a career change, vs getting another dollar or two per hour. This provides clarity to anyone in your staff with what’s the next level in the company for me to get to, what does it take, and how long to get there. This is what the new generation of trade employees is looking for, and how we stand out from our competitors during the hiring process.