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EP 56: Solve Your People Problem with “New School” Hiring Tactics – Brett Farrington

The game plan that Brett came up with to eliminate the labour challenge he was facing
How to methodically establish the #’s needed to run a successful recruiting strategy
How Brett reverse engineered who he was trying to hire and how that played into the job ads descriptions
The web and visual assets every contractor should create before running a recruiting campaign
How Brett implemented a unique and highly effective incentivized employee referral system
The mind-blowing results that Brett got by changing his recruiting tactics from ‘old school’ to ‘new school’

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When it comes to solving business problems there will always be hundreds of theoretical or formulaic sounding answers floating around out there.  


There is certainly value in these more textbook concepts, but one of the best ways we entrepreneurs learn is by simply listening to how other entrepreneurs have solved the same problem.


The problem we’re going to dissect in today’s episode is a recruiting and hiring one. 


Today on the show we’re excited to have Brett Farrington, owner of Renova Exteriors and Holiday Spirit Lighting. 


In the late summer and early fall of 2021 Brett was faced with a massive recruiting gap. His projections for the year’s sales and production clearly showed he would need about 16 staff to get through his busy season and execute everything. 


This created a pretty real “Oh Shit” moment for Brett, because at the time Brett only had 4 people on payroll.  Now what’s cool about this epiphany, and the steps he took thereafter, is his complete refusal to blame external factors or feel sorry for himself.  


Brett faced a seemingly insurmountable problem and instead of comforting himself with the all-too-often used excuses (millennials suck, covid ruined the workforce, no one wants to work) he put his head down and got to work.

Igor Trninic

Igor Trninic

Igor moved to Canada at a young age, where he learned the value of hard work as he watched his family rebuild a thriving life in a new world with extreme change. Most of Igor’s early learning came from competitive sports, where he learned how to hustle and lead. This learning transferred well to business, when he started running a College Pro Painters franchise at 18 and quickly grew it to one of the top franchises in Canada. After finishing an honours degree in Accounting and HR at the SFU Beedie School of Business, he decided to leave the dull world of numbers and followed his passion of developing people and businesses. He fell in love with leading great people and growing companies to their potential.

Working at College Pro as a General Manager for the franchisor, he tripled the revenue of his division in three years by hiring and leading great managers. Here, Igor saw the power of combining amazing people with strong systems to drive scalability. After College Pro, he chose to test these principles on a new venture with the launch of Shack Shine, and together with the guidance of a highly experienced trades entrepreneur, they grew the company to a full scale franchisor within a year and a half. Shack Shine was eventually acquired by 1-800-GOT-JUNK to be scaled across North America and Igor launched the Breakthrough Academy to guide trades and home service entrepreneurs grow their businesses through proven principles. Igor has a passion and true care for developing people and their businesses, which has formed the foundation of Breakthrough Academy. His work in developing BTA has recently been highlighted in Igor’s Top 30 Under 30 selection by BC Business Magazine.

Igor resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and loves to take on all the adventure that BC can offer. From hunting to skiing to downhill mountain biking, any outdoor adventure is up his alley.

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