The management interview process creates a certain amount of anxiety for participants on both sides of the desk, especially if neither has done a lot of interviewing. In absence of a highly structured process it can serve both sides to remember the three Cs – credentials, chemistry and compensation.
Earlier this year I was in Phoenix, attending the annual Tech Summit for our laundry industry. The small talk always seemed to lead to the same question, “are you flooded with candidates these days (with the current economic climate)?” Actually the answer is no, for several reasons.
Supply and Demand. This basic business principle affects your ability to hire management talent in two critical ways. Some types of experienced candidates (e.g. chief engineer with tunnel experience) are in short supply -the demand has resulted in on going open positions and / or increasing salary levels.
Last month I addressed the dilemma of interviewing out of town candidates who have concerns about your area’s shortage of affordable housing, which then affects their comfort zone with your salary offer.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.