Human Resource & Recruiting in Contracting

Wednesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 13

Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College St
San Antonio, TX


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CENTRAL

Human Resource & Recruiting in Contracting

Day 1 – Human Resource Management in Contracting

To help the company management team get organized and structured in hiring, recruiting and training practices. Focus on the development of the employees and mid management.

Topics Covered:

  • Developing People a How to and Why
  • Employee manual
  • Safety manual
  • Performance review and feedback
  • Compensation systems
  • Interviewing and hiring
  • Recruiting
  • Role descriptions

Day 2 – Resourceful Recruiting: Creative and Accelerated Strategies

  • Do you struggle to find top-producing people?
  • Do you make bad hires that either quit or have to be de-hired?
  • Are you frustrated by hiring people that are not “as advertised”?

Great companies have, at their core, great people. Being great starts with effective ongoing recruiting, onboarding, training, coaching, communication, clear expectations, and accountability. However, if you are looking for unicorns: good people with great attitudes and the skills you require, you will find your recruiting task nearly impossible. Most of you are fishing in the same pond as your competitors for the same fish and wonder why you come up empty. In this session, you will learn some of the most creative and accelerated strategies for recruiting A-type players to your team that you can develop. Your business will grow as you grow your people and team.

Learning Objectives:

  • 15 proven strategies for building a high-powered top-producing staff
  • Learn the recruiting mistakes most employers make and how to avoid them
  • Distinguish between the seeds, the weeds and the ghosts that turn into the “Phantom Menace”
  • A standardized recruiting process that works well for any position
  • Six action steps to build you’re your team of technicians (all trades)
  • A list of technical training resources to fast-track your people’s technical education

You will get exclusive access to some of the industry’s most highly regarded proprietary intellectual property, unique ideas, trade secrets, little-known resources, and creative and innovative strategies for recruiting superstars and finding hidden gems for any position.


Speaker Elekes
Gary Elekes
President, EPC Training
Gary Elekes is serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping others become more successful by sharing what he has learned over the past 3 decades working closely with all facets of the contracting industry. During his career, Gary has held senior management positions at Lennox and Service Experts. In 2000, Gary moved into entrepreneurship and started his training and consulting business EPC. Today, EPC continues to support growth oriented businesses aspiring to reach 20% EBIT. He also designed the very first web based learning platform for the residential contracting industry, which acts as a support system for training and learning in HVAC and plumbing trades, and has over 5,000 subscribers.

In 2003, Gary began acquiring contracting firms with a focus on developing turn-around opportunities. He also opened and operated several start-up businesses. In 2010, he added web design/SEO and online marketing to his company portfolio starting Imarket Solutions as a co-founder. Gary graduated from Ohio State University with a BSBA and also holds a Master's Degree in Business and Finance.
Speaker Cameron
Drew Cameron
President, Flow Odyssey and Energy Design Systems, LLC
Drew Cameron is America’s Most Sought-After Sales & Marketing Strategy and Success Advisor to Home Services Contractors and president of both FLOW Odyssey (formerly HVAC Sellutions) and Energy Design Systems, LLC: the premier industry alliance providing leading-edge technology along with complementary marketing and sales consultative support, recruiting, training, and coaching for performance and profit enhancement of Home Services Contactors. Drew is a renowned author, speaker, educator, coach, consultant, software developer, philanthropist, and an International Consultant Award Winner. Drew is also a president of the Cameron Family Memorial Foundation; a Board member, a Foundation Board Trustee, a Contractor University Founder & Faculty member, Resident Expert of Contractor Connect for Contractor University; a member of Black Belt Contracting (BBC).

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A limited amount of discounted overnight accommodations have been secured at the Omni La Mansión del Rio. The discounted room rate is $229 per night. Please use the following link to book your room reservation at the discounted rate.

The room block cut-off is Friday, March 10.

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