Finding and retaining dedicated workers is an ongoing issue for the roofing industry. The lack of experience in young workers and the lack of training that is offered to them can harm businesses. Fortunately, there is an easy solution; proper worker training by a professional who cares about the success of the new workers. When exceptional training is offered to new or inexperienced workers, employers can expect exceptional rewards.
When it comes to training, some contractors just keep doing what they have been doing for years, not realizing these old methods don’t work well. For example, they will:
Take inexperienced workers and try to make them highly productive as quickly as possible even though no one on the crew is equipped to provide proper training and mentoring.
Try to provide training but find they are too busy, it is too costly, or it is too hard to get through to new employees.
Wait to see whether employees will stay with the company for a few months before investing in training.
It is time for a new way of thinking about training. By offering exceptional training to new hires and midcareer workers, you will help retain existing employees and attract new ones. Employees will stay because they are being trained, rather than leave because they are not.
To that end, NRCA has developed its Qualified Trainer Conference, a state-of-the-art, two-day classroom and hands-on educational program that gives your employee(s) the tools they need to become exceptional trainers while also gaining access to NRCA‘s training resources.
An NRCA qualified trainer:
Is equipped to take shop-quality training efforts to active job sites with no loss of productivity.
Focuses on the most critical elements of skills training to successfully reach and teach novices and new hires.
Knows how to make training on rainy days and during winter months effective and productive.
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NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry.
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