The HBN Blog

How to improve your hiring practices.

On September 13 and 14 Charles Brand, the developer of the HireBetterNow Hiring System, spoke at the Mirabito Energy Products annual employee meeting in Binghamton N.Y. Mirabito, which has over 1,100 employees, provides energy products for families and businesses throughout upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Mirabito also owns and operates 74 convenience stores and offers a complete line of HVAC services. Brand spoke before two large groups of company managers. He reviewed the 8 steps of the HireBetterNow Hriing System and explained to the managers how they could use the concepts of the system to substantially improve their overall hiring practices. — Posted on November 02, 2016

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Hiring Mechanics... Is there anyone out there at all these days?

It is well documented that there is a national shortage of technicians in the HVAC industry and other major trades. Yet, time after time, companies in our industry continue to actively look for experienced technicians. The truth is, that any good technician with experience is already working for another company. — Posted on November 10, 2015

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How a New Hiring Process Helped Minnick's Fuel Its Growth

Getting the right people has always been a challenge for employers, and it's even more difficult in the $61 billion heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry (HVAC), which requires more than specialized training. It requires people who not only have technical expertise, but also good people skills. — Posted on January 05, 2015

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How to Fix the HVAC Employment Problem in 2015

Despite advances in technology and new ways of doing business, it is often true that a company's most pressing challenge remains finding the right employees. That's what Charles Brand discovered when he was forced to give up his legal practice and take control of the family business as a result of his father’s death. Hart & Iliff, which is located in Sussex County, NJ, was founded in 1889. The company originally sold feed, grain, lumber, coal and heating oil. Over the years, it branched out into heating, ventilating air-conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing. — Posted on January 05, 2015

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