Who has time to do all this work?
Mobile radio company is seeking a few qualified men. Maybe even one? Experience in industry required. Personality preferred. Send resume — Please!
Ever wish you could run a classified ad like that? Normally managers have enough to do without adding the task of filling an open position.
How do you find the best person for the job? Where do you look to find people with land mobile radio experience? Who has time to sort through a stack of resumes only to find none of them has the technical experience the position requires? And the biggest question is “How am I supposed to get all this done?”
Here’s one possible answer: Herb Gretz Associates is a recruiting company that conducts employment searches exclusively for mobile radio dealers nationwide. The company recruits experienced two-way radio sales specialists/managers and service technicians/managers on a daily basis. It offers networking and referral operations, and it reference-checks candidates before presenting them to a possible employer.
Allan Holt is the manager of the mobile radio placement division. Holt has been recruiting people for two-way radio manufacturers for more than 20 years.
Business eventually started slowing, however, when many manufacturers began switching to off-shore manufacturing facilities.
Holt then came up with the idea of serving mobile radio dealers. After four months of surveys to determine if dealers would be interested in this specialized service, the mobile radio placement division began operation in May 2001.
“There is a definite shortage of experienced two-way radio sales specialists and technicians,” Holt said. “Good ones are somewhat difficult to find. In addition, many have very specific geographical areas of preference.”
Overall, Holt said business is good. Because the mobile radio placement division is one of a kind, there’s plenty of activity all over the country. Many dealers are planning on expansions after the new year, Holt said. Some dealers have even given the company standing orders for experienced sales representatives and technicians.
While it’s possible for regular recruiting companies to conduct searches for mobile radio dealers, Holt believes his division has the advantage because not only does he have extensive experience in the mobile radio industry, but he also speaks the language.
So next time you’re feeling weighed down with work and don’t have time to hunt for a new hireling — don’t stress. There are ways to manage the work. Find a recruiting service to help lighten the load.
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