The LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast, hosted by Rikka Brandon

The LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast, hosted by Rikka Brandon

Welcome to the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast, hosted by Rikka Brandon, the leading recruiting and retention expert in the building products industry and founder of Recruit Retain Rock where LBM leaders go to finally solve their hiring and retention challenges. In each episode Rikka and guests will dive into what’s working now in recruiting and retention-you’ll get insight and actionable advice in every episode.

Episodes

May 4, 2022 38 mins

In this episode, Rikka welcomes back Joe Misiti, staffing coordinator at American Builders Supply in Florida. Listen in as they discuss virtual job fairs and college recruiting. 

Check out past episodes of the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain podcast here.

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Jen Mahaffy, talent acquisition specialist at Medallion Industries, a window, door, and millwork distributor in Portland, Oregon returns to talk two big issues: ghosting and counter-offers. Don't miss the previous episode with Jen as well as all Recruit + Retain episodes here

Jen Mahaffy

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Medallion Industries - Window, Door, and Millwork Distributor

Email: jenm@medallionindustries.com

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In this episode, Rikka is chats with Dave Davis, president and CEO at Spahn & Rose, a 2022 LBM Journal Dealer of the Year award recipient.  Listen in as they share insight into business communications, staff role personas, remote operations, the contractor/customer relationship, and more. 


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In this episode, Rikka is chats with Joe Misiti, Staffing Coordinator at American Builders Supply in Florida. Listen in as they discuss school visits, talent funnels, persistence in recruiting, and much more.

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Rikka is joined by Jen Mahaffy, talent acquisition specialist at Medallion Industries, a window, door, and millwork distributor in Portland, Oregon. Listen in as they discuss direct recruiting on Indeed and LinkedIn.

Check out past episodes of the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain podcast here

Jen Mahaffy

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Medallion Industries - Window, Door, and Millwork Distributor

Email: jenm@medallionin...

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In this episode, Rikka is joined by Jillian Sobeck, founder & marketing strategist at Sobeck Studio,  a boutique marketing agency serving the construction, design, and real estate industries. Listen in as she shares tips and tricks for using social media to boost your recruiting and employee retention.

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 In this episode, Rikka is joined by Sunny Bowman, president and general manager of Dakota County Lumber in Farmington, Minnesota. Sunny shares her insights into building a strong company culture, hiring and retaining a perfect fit for that culture, and more. Thanks to our sponsor,   Key-Link Fencing & Railing.

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In this episode, Rikka and Key-Link Fencing & Railing Chief Operating Officer Javan Lapp take a deep dive into core values, company culture, recruiting, and more.  Don't miss out on previous episodes of the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast

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Lekeshia Angelique has devoted a lifetime of experiences, academia, and professional titles to her mission. From her professional consulting services to her dutiful position as a former Army Officer in the Adjutant General (HR) Corps, Lekeshia is determined to pave the way by having tough conversations with business leaders who redefine authority into genuine allyship.

Being an ally is more than having a resilient revenue stream, em...

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In this episode, Rikka is joined by Nicole Howard, a regional talent supervisor at US LBM to discuss communication in recruiting, virtual interviews, video job descriptions, COVID-19 interview precautions, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing and Railing.

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In this episode, Rikka chats with Brett Thorne of Thorne Lumber Company on the hiring referral bonuses, social media recruiting, promoting the LBM industry, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing and Railing

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Rikka Brandon is joined in this episode by Grant Leavitt of Marcus Lumber in Marcus, Iowa. They talk about recruiting in small-town markets, reaching out to prospective team members, the power of employee testimonials, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing & Railing

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Rikka is joined by Jim Sobeck, President and CEO of New South Construction Supply, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Jim shares what it takes to build and maintain a leading construction supply business, including his tips for recruiting a winning team. 

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