BUILDING PRODUCTS LEADERS (BOTH BIG AND SMALL) CHOOSE US WHEN THEY ARE:

READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT

Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent

BUILDING PRODUCTS LEADERS (BOTH BIG AND SMALL) CHOOSE US WHEN THEY ARE:

READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT

Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent

Consistently Make The RIGHT HIRING DECISIONS!

Learn the strategies and tactics that ensure you’re hiring the best people without sacrificing time and money. Build a qualified team that accelerates your business growth.

If recruiting, hiring, and retaining top-performing employees has been the obstacle that’s been holding you back from building the business you know is possible. You're in the right place!

SCARCITY - THE LACK OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

You already know that you can’t just post a job and expect to have 5-10 great candidates to choose from. It’s this scarcity that led to 58% of construction supply companies to report that their biggest challenge is hiring, training, and retaining quality employees.

FAILURE TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION

Most companies have failed to successfully attract, engage, and keep Millenials and need to act quickly to avoid losing Generation Z to other industries and leaving a gaping hole left by retiring baby boomers.

OUR EXPERIENCED AND AGING WORKFORCE

One of the greatest strengths of your company has been your veteran employees and leaders. Unfortunately, industry wide, nearly 7% is at or over retirement age right now, and 25% are within 10 years of retirement.

We Can Help

Through EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, & EXPERTISE

Since 2001, Rikka has helped hundreds of building products manufacturers, distributors, dealers and showrooms across the US find and hire the talent they need to achieve their business's goals.

We believe (and can demonstrate) that any recruiting and retention challenge be it the lack of quality talent, an aging workforce, or a failure to engage and keep next-generation talent can be solved through education, empowerment, and expertise.

Are you interested in learning more about how we can help you solve these recruiting challenges?

What People Are Saying

Rikka is a super enthusiastic recruiter. We have worked together on a number of searches and I always enjoy working with her. She understands our industry and brings high-quality candidates. She is also very honest about a search. She goes all out right from the beginning and if there are no candidates matching out search parameters, she doesn't string us along. When we have a special need, we always call Rikka first.
Rikka presented at our 2015 Governor's Workforce and HR Conference in Fargo and was a hit! The topic related to getting great candidates without having to pay the headhunter fee – which is spot on for a lot of our attendees and their budgets. Rikka was engaging, kept the audience actively participating and was able to make recruiting seem not quite so scary. Our attendees left the session feeling energized and ready to tackle recruiting head-on!
You get high energy, knowledgeable recruiters, who know not only the industry, but have a very good handle on the overall business climate.
Rikka is one of the most motivated, driven, and results-oriented recruiters I've met. She takes the time to understand the needs of her clients and then sets realistic expectations as to meeting those needs. Rikka also has an uncanny ability to find the “needle in the haystack” candidate. She always maintains a high level of energy and a postive attitude under some of the most stressful situations. I would love to work with her again!
Building Gurus has been wonderful to work with. They are always very thorough in their approach to understanding the position requirements and learning about the specific needs of our company. Their follow up on candidates they've spoken with is timely and accurate.
You have an uncanny ability to tap into the competition without leaving the sense that you are “stealing” our competitor’s employees away!
I would highly recommend Rikka because of her attention to detail and commitment to you as a client. I have had the pleasure of working directly with Rikka and it was a very pleasurable experience due to her focused approach to both the candidate and the employer. Rikka is a true professional that communicates with her clients very efficiently and effectively. She has great established relationships in the building materials industry.
Rikka was very fast in providing us with qualified candidates that we were able to interview in a very timely manner. Listens to what are needs are and establishes a search to meet those needs. Aggressive and follows through. We like you checking in with the placement after a few months after the actual placement. Thank you for doing that.

READY TO FINALLY SOLVE YOUR RECRUITING CHALLENGES?

Is your business's potential being limited by your inability to attract, recruit, and hire the talent you need to achieve your goals?

If you want to win the war for talent, schedule your free Discovery Call now.

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Meet Rikka Brandon

OUR FOUNDER & CEO

Rikka Brandon started recruiting in the Building Products Industry in 2001. Since then she’s made over 600 placements with a less than 1% replacement rate. She’s the Founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus, an executive search and recruitment consulting firm that works exclusively in the Building Products Industry.  

She’s advised hundreds of building product companies ranging from Mom and Pop’s to the Fortune 100.  However, her personal favorite has always been the privately held and often family owned business.    

Rikka’s the go-to girl for growth-minded Building Products Owners and Executives who want to hire the right people to take their manufacturing, distribution, or retail business to the next level.  

If you are interested in working with Rikka for one-on-one consulting, please contact her for more information.

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