Ryan Kohler

Breakout Presentation:

Breakout Date & Time Thursday, October 17, 1:00 PM

Ryan Kohler

Pain-Free Hiring: Finding Technicians, Automating Hiring, and Growing Revenues without an HR Team

It’s no secret that contractors are struggling to find quality people to fill technician jobs and each day a profit-producing position sits empty is money lost to HVAC, electrical, and plumbing companies. Hiring expert and ApplicantList partner Ryan Kohler will share strategies independent contractors can use to attract, screen, select, and hire better people to increase revenues and decrease the time contractors spend hiring. Attendees will learn how to fill open technician and other positions, innovative screening techniques contractors can take to save time and reduce the turnover of new hires, and how to automate the interviewing process to earn time back–all without a massive HR team or an HR person at all.

In this session, Ryan will walk contractors through the steps they can take to differentiate their companies to attract more applicants, how to write a better job ad to stand out against the competition, and practical ways to use social media and employee referrals to become the best sources of new hires. Most contractors will just throw money at hiring challenges, putting more money into job boards like Indeed or ZipRecruiter, raising pay, or even going so far as hiring recruiters. Ryan’s practical advice for contractors has been proven to increase the number of qualified applicants by at least 50-300%–without spending another dime on a job board, raising pay, or hiring a recruiter.


About Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler is the Founder and CEO of a hiring software company and an ApplicantList partner. Ryan’s mission is to help small to midsize contractors successfully grow revenue and reduce turnover by improving the way they hire. Whether they do HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or roofing, a contractor’s “product” is its people. From scheduling a job to performing and paying for the service, every customer’s interaction with personnel or staff is a direct reflection on the company and directly impacts its reputation, revenues, and future.

Ryan speaks to thousands of people each year, sharing practical hiring advice, strategies, how-tos, and real-world examples of hiring practices that grow revenues as a result of hiring better people. To do this, he and his team strive to create educational content, tools, integrations, and software to help business drive their hiring results.


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