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Episode 103: The Labour Shortage With Russ, Sky & Andy

There's a serious shortage of housing and without enough tradespeople, we're going to run into major problems.

Professional Builders Secrets brings you an exclusive episode with the co-founders of the Association of Professional Builders Russ Stephens and Sky Kolade, along with APB’s Head Coach, Andy Skarda. In the episode, the trio get into what’s driving the staffing crisis in the construction industry.

Inside episode 103 you will discover

  • Why fewer people are entering the construction industry
  • How to encourage people to get into the industry
  • Why company culture is essential to retain staff
  • The importance of giving your employees a career path
  • The best way to find new talent
  • And much, much more.

key moments

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  • 0:47 Labour and staffing trends
  • 7:22 Why less people are getting into the industry
  • 11:14 The impact of a labour shortage on construction companies
  • 20:41 Short term solutions for finding staff
  • 25:16 What a great company culture looks like
  • 31:06 What to do if you’re desperate for staff

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key moments

  • 0:47 Labour and staffing trends
  • 7:22 Why less people are getting into the industry
  • 11:14 The impact of a labour shortage on construction companies
  • 20:41 Short term solutions for finding staff
  • 25:16 What a great company culture looks like
  • 31:06 What to do if you’re desperate for staff

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Russ Stephens is a Co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders, a business coaching company dedicated to improving the residential construction industry for both builders and consumers. Russ is a data analysis expert who has introduced data-driven decision making to the residential construction industry. Russ is also a proud member of the Forbes Business Development Council.

Sky Kolade is a Co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders, a business coaching company dedicated to improving the residential construction industry for both builders and consumers. Sky is a proud member of The National Association of Women in Construction and she was also recognised as one of 2023’s Top 100 Women.

Andy Skarda has owned and led businesses in South Africa, the United States, South-East Asia, and for the last decade, Australia. With 30+ years of business experience, Andy heads up the coaching team at the Association of Professional Builders (APB), helping business owners in the building industry identify and implement the skills and systems they need to be successful, without needing to go back to school or more importantly, without going bust.

“A specialised podcast made just for the owners of custom home building companies. Extraordinary guests, valuable content and  amazing stories from other builders.”

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