I’ve shared many times about the ways I’ve worked to improveRoofing & More as a company over the years – for our community, ourcustomers and especially our employees. Creating a great work environment andmaking sure my team is working to live, not living to work, helps them stayexcited to show up each workday and improves workforce stability – making ourcompany better for all.
The Value of Tenured Employees
In the early years of Roofing & More, I was simply a roofer who owned a companyand had a lot to learn. About 15 years in, I began stepping away from being onroofs each day and focused more on becoming a business owner and leader. Inthose first 15 years, I didn’t have any idea about the value of workforcestability, and the impact it can have on a company.
Employees who have been with a company for years work withyou, not for you. An employee with tenure also works better with me and othersat the company. They have had the chance to develop their skills and becomeexperts, and know the ins and outs of the business – the internal processes,the other team members, the core values and the customers. Not only do theyunderstand the owner’s vision and mission, they have a stake in it as well.
Newer employees tend to take longer on tasks, make mistakesand may forget or overlook important details of the processes. It’s not thatthey aren’t great employees, it’s just that turning these details into second naturetakes time. By putting stock in your employees to ensure they have the time tolearn and develop skills, you set yourself and your business up for success andkeep your customers satisfied.
Of course, people will come and go. But the effort you put intokeeping your employees for as long as you can makes all the difference.
Work With Your Neighbors
We want to show you the Roofing & More difference andmake you a customer for life. If you are looking for a roofer you can trust, schedule a freein-home or virtual consultation and estimate with our team. Call (571) 410-0274or complete our onlinecontact request to get started!
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