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

By Julie Jacobson · May 6, 2019 • Surveying the spouses of your employees?! ProSource members share a few offbeat but highly effective workforce initiatives.

The 17 Best Stories of 2018 That CE Pros Never Read

By Andrew Nichols · December 3, 2018 • In 2018, many CE pros skipped a lot of important business articles in favor of lighter fare. Let's change that.

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

By Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018 • 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.

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

By Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018 • 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?

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

By Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018 • CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses -- everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.

Best Ever Recruitment Video for Home-Tech Integrators?

By Julie Jacobson · June 20, 2018 • SAV Inc. knows how to get potential employees excited about home automation in this recruitment video.

Lessons from ADT Lawsuit: Watch those Tiny Little Clauses in Employee Agreements

By by Ken Kirschenbaum, esq. · May 30, 2018 • Former ADT salesperson can proceed with lawsuit for claims such as "Failure to adequately reimburse plaintiff for expenses he incurred while using his personal vehicle for work" and "Failure to provide wage statements."

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

By Jay Basen · May 16, 2018 • 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 100: Biggest Challenges Facing Home-Technology Integrators in 2018

By Jason Knott · May 8, 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.

How to Overcome Hiring Hardships

By Advertorial · April 27, 2018 • Experiencing a drought of qualified home systems integrators to hire? ConnectWise offers tips on how to find the right employees.

Why Integrator Maxsystems Keeps $250k Cash on Hand

By Jason Knott · December 29, 2017 • $2.4M integrator Maxsystems builds recurring revenue (RMR) through security and service contracts, hires newbies with a 'sparkle' on the spot, doles out random amounts of cash to deserving employees.

Mason Group: Matching Candidates to Strengths Is Key to Hiring

By Advertorial · December 22, 2017 • Nick Lanska of pro A/V hiring firm Mason Group stresses the importance of using a networked approach to finding experienced A/V labor.

Azione Dealers on Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Home-Tech Employees

By Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2017 • Leading home-technology integrators at Azione conference discuss successes and shortcomings in human resources, including hiring and developing employees.

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

By Julie Jacobson · August 1, 2017 • 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.