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CEDIA Find: New Full-Service Recruitment & Staffing Agency for Home-Tech Industry

Debuting at CEDIA 2017, two former integrators launch High Demand Manpower for Integrators (HDMI Staffing), providing recruitment and other employment services for home technology integrators -- from entry-level techs to experienced execs.

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Posted by A.P.E. on August 1, 2017

Wow. Just. Wow. I see this working out amazingly for all parties involved. Popcorn anyone?

Posted by Mrosen on August 1, 2017

Our industry needs a solution to create skilled technicians. Our problem is that we all don’t have enough.  There isn’t a bunch of great unemployed techs out there.  In fact, there are virtually none.  I fear that the HDMI scheme is predicated on shifting bodies between companies and not expanding the available work force. As long as this doesn’t become some sort of predatory poaching scenario, I applaud these guys for bringing a new idea to our industry. Best of luck.

Posted by Bruno Napoli on August 2, 2017

Julie, I love the last words on your latest newsletter:
- Integrators almost always cite “finding good employees” as one of their biggest challenges. Let’s see if they’ll put their money where their mouth is.

Other examples:
1/ The ones that complain about small margin don’t get the opportunity to charge service and maintenance
2/ The ones that complain about problems introduced by connected devices don’t use remote supervision
3/ The ones that complain about CEDIA and they don’t go to trainings and certifications
4/ The ones that complain about the fact that there are not enough training don’t go to the one and only university of AV “HAUS”... and force it to shut down.

This type of initiative give me back a lot of hope in this channel as it make it look more and more professional. I agree that one of the biggest challenge we have is the lack of official “schools” that will give us official “certifications”. The only thing we can put on our resume for a recruiting company is “Handyman with passion in AV”. CEDIA is doing its best to provide training and certification, but can’t handle all this by itself. We have a huge change to handle in next 5 years, and only the professional installers that will take those kind of opportunities will be successful.

Posted by Chuck Schneider on August 4, 2017

If this firm hires BB/Geek Squad and/or the Amazon/Lennar venture as clients they will have to become more aggressive headhunters than they already appear to be. And to survive, headhunters all poach.

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Posted by Chuck Schneider on August 4, 2017

If this firm hires BB/Geek Squad and/or the Amazon/Lennar venture as clients they will have to become more aggressive headhunters than they already appear to be. And to survive, headhunters all poach.

Posted by Bruno Napoli on August 2, 2017

Julie, I love the last words on your latest newsletter:
- Integrators almost always cite “finding good employees” as one of their biggest challenges. Let’s see if they’ll put their money where their mouth is.

Other examples:
1/ The ones that complain about small margin don’t get the opportunity to charge service and maintenance
2/ The ones that complain about problems introduced by connected devices don’t use remote supervision
3/ The ones that complain about CEDIA and they don’t go to trainings and certifications
4/ The ones that complain about the fact that there are not enough training don’t go to the one and only university of AV “HAUS”... and force it to shut down.

This type of initiative give me back a lot of hope in this channel as it make it look more and more professional. I agree that one of the biggest challenge we have is the lack of official “schools” that will give us official “certifications”. The only thing we can put on our resume for a recruiting company is “Handyman with passion in AV”. CEDIA is doing its best to provide training and certification, but can’t handle all this by itself. We have a huge change to handle in next 5 years, and only the professional installers that will take those kind of opportunities will be successful.

Posted by Mrosen on August 1, 2017

Our industry needs a solution to create skilled technicians. Our problem is that we all don’t have enough.  There isn’t a bunch of great unemployed techs out there.  In fact, there are virtually none.  I fear that the HDMI scheme is predicated on shifting bodies between companies and not expanding the available work force. As long as this doesn’t become some sort of predatory poaching scenario, I applaud these guys for bringing a new idea to our industry. Best of luck.

Posted by A.P.E. on August 1, 2017

Wow. Just. Wow. I see this working out amazingly for all parties involved. Popcorn anyone?