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How Distributors Are Helping to Ease the Labor Crisis

Top distributors share their secrets to overcoming the pandemic and how they managed to help the industry overcome the labor shortage that impacted so many businesses.

Andrew Nichols · July 28, 2021

Four Great Ideas on Human Resources from Top Home-Tech Pros

Surveying the spouses of your employees?! ProSource members share a few offbeat but highly effective workforce initiatives.

Julie Jacobson · May 06, 2019

From Wellness to Workforce: CE Pro Names Top 5 Home-Tech Trends for 2019

PREVIEW: CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Technology Trends for 2019 address opportunities and challenges for smart-home pros in wellness, low-voltage lighting, cord-cutting, architectural design and the labor crisis.

Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018

Bleak Economy Ahead: Azione Pushes Lighting, Workforce Development, Website Mastery

Anticipating dire economic straits for 2019, Azione chairman Richard Glikes urges home-tech integrators to embrace lighting and wellness, and to get aggressive on workforce development and marketing.

Julie Jacobson · November 05, 2018

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the … Achilles

Security dealer hires full-time ‘independent’ 1099 salesman who gets bit by a dog during a sales call. Who is liable for medical expenses and lost wages?

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

Best Ever Recruitment Video for Home-Tech Integrators?

SAV Inc. knows how to get potential employees excited about home automation in this recruitment video.

Julie Jacobson · June 20, 2018

More Great Hiring Tips in Tight Labor Market: Join Industry Forums, Pay for Referrals

Experienced home-technology integrator suggests participating in industry forums to find potential employees with the right skillsets, and offering generous bonuses for referrals.

CE Pro Editors · May 16, 2018

CE Pro 100: Biggest Challenges Facing Home-Technology Integrators in 2018

Among the highest-revenue home-technology installers, the biggest challenges for 2018 will be finding employees, tight product margins, maintaining efficiency, and supporting a profitable service/RMR business.

Jason Knott · May 08, 2018

How to Overcome Hiring Hardships

Experiencing a drought of qualified home systems integrators to hire? ConnectWise offers tips on how to find the right employees.

Lisa Montgomery · April 27, 2018

Mason Group: Matching Candidates to Strengths Is Key to Hiring

Nick Lanska of pro A/V hiring firm Mason Group stresses the importance of using a networked approach to finding experienced A/V labor.

Adam Forziati · December 22, 2017