Welcome to the ONLY Recruiting and Retention education you'll ever need to FIND,
HIRE, and KEEP the talent you need to fuel your business's profitable growth.
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DO ANY OF THESE SOUND LIKE YOU?
A Building Products Business Owner who knows that people are the key to building the business and legacy you want to create, but you're losing hope that you can actually find, hire, and keep the people you need.
A Building Products Manufacturer, Dealer, or Distributor that is looking to position their business for sale and knows that without the right people in place you won't get top dollar (and may not ever get an offer)
A High-Achieving Executive with an equity stake that understands that a high-performing team is the key to the payday you're working so hard for, but you're frustrated and disappointed with the quality and quantity of applicants you're seeing.
A General manager who has full profit and loss accountability that understands that the quality of their team members directly correlated to the size of their bonus and knows they're leaving money on the table by not having a stronger team.
IF SO, THEN WE'D BET ONE OF THESE IS ALSO TRUE
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 know your business has the potential to be a powerhouse, and you know - in your gut - that without the right recruiting and hiring practice you won't be able to reach your potential and leave the legacy you want.
You're ready to grow and if you could find and hire the right people you'd add locations, product lines, or divisions to your business in the next 12 months.
You're doing everything you can think of and still not seeing the level of talent you want - leaving you feeling even more frustrated and doubtful that the talent you need to grow even exists.
You know your business hasn't hit it's highest potential, but it feels as though it could - if you could find the right people.
WE'RE SO GLAD YOU FOUND US
GET READY BECAUSE WE'RE ABOUT TO TURN IT AROUND...
Is the World's #1 Building Products Recruiting and Retention Education
We are a team of strategic recruiting and retention advisors who teach building products owners and leaders to understand and execute on best-in-class recruiting and retention practices - with all of the training you need - in one place - to turn your potential into profit through people
Until now, It's been extremely difficult to find the proven building products talent you need. Your HR Manager (if you have one ) is already overwhelmed with comp, benefits and never ending employee questions to put the time and energy needed to best guess their way to getting more qualified applicants.
Want to easily find and hire the talent you need to add zeros to your revenue every month like clockwork?
Here's What You Really Need (& NO ONE is TEACHING YOU) To Scale Your Building Products Business
...You need world-class recruiting and hiring practices that are easy to understand and implement, so you can step into your role as visionary CEO and stop being held back by an inability to find and hire the people you need to grow your business.
...You need your people to be profit centers, not cost centers. you can't grow your business if you're bleeding cash through under-performing employees. But, It's been HARD to find people with the experience you need and frankly, you've started to settle because you've lost confidence you can find anyone better. That's why we created the talent magnet method - to show you how small tweaks can lead to drastically better results. So you can start getting better results, even as you build the recruiting and hiring practices you need to do become the employer of choice in your market.
...You need access to an expert in every area of recruiting, interviewing, assessments, selection, and extending offers that get accepted as you grow - providing tailored, personalized advice and answers to your questions - you never stay stuck with recruit retain rock, you get access to the expertise you need for every step of your growth journey.
...You need 360 support and accountability - where you can talk to a human when you need guidance, motivation, support, and direction. We're here to help you get the results you want, even if that includes reminding you how important this is to your business when you get busy working "in" your business.
You get it ALL in the
Recruit Retain Rock Program
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 pops 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.
- The Recruiting and Retention expert for LBM Journal
- A frequent speaker at LBM and kitchen and bath Industry conferences and events on topics related to recruiting and retention.
- She's the Chair of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's National Leadership Recruitment Committee.
- A best-selling author
- Host of the LBM Recruit + Retain Podcast
- Frequent contributor to trade publications and associations
Rikka is focused on results, she talks fast, cracks jokes, and really believes growing your building products business should be fun. It's this energy and enthusiasm that has made the industry as well as national media take notice.
Rikka has been featured numerous times on Fast Company, American Express's Open Forum, the NFIB, and CBS.
This one thing that repeatedly frustrates otherwise strong business owners is the hiring learning curve.
Which is exactly why you need all-in-one hiring education that shows you how to graduate from best-guessing to best practices.
Your business can achieve your dream potential. You just need the right team.
Let's move your business from potential to profit, so you can stop drowning in the day-to-day of your business and instead assume or retain your position as the MARKET LEADER.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
I would highly recommend Rikka for her commitment, expertise, and integrity! Rikka and her team have far surpassed my expectations. It has been a delight to work with them! My experience in working with an entrepreneurial company is that they pay more attention to customer needs, building relationships, and meeting expectations. Rikka and her team demonstrated this over and over again.
Marge M., Siding Manufacturer
Rikka is an industry leader and has the emotional intelligence and soft skills to create enduring value propositions between all parties. She is able to analyze and identify needs, then deliver solutions for each individual client. In a world where the cost of hiring and firing is continuing to soar, Rikka's experience and process creates sustainability and confidence with each hire, that far outweighs its transactional cost,
Joseph Harrell, VentureMarque
Rikka's innate ability to understand a company’s culture, has been vital to filling roles with candidates ideal for each position as well as the organization as a whole...The extra work she does to make sure it’s a fit not just in experience but also in culture lends itself to a greater probability of that person staying long-term,
Doug Shorey, ABS
WHEN YOU FINALLY HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER, YOU'LL BE UNSTOPPABLE.
You can finally scale your business and experience the freedom and financial rewards you need to bring your legacy forward.
Recruit Retain Rock will show you how to put the right strategy, systems, and team in place to accomplish the slam-dunk, home-run level of success you know is possible for you and your business.
GET READY TO LEARN, TAKE ACTION, AND GET RESULTS YOU HAVEN'T DARED DREAM OF.
OUR MEMBERS ARE CREATING INCREDIBLE RESULTS EVERY DAY
The Ultimate, All-in-One Online Recruiting and Retention Education Where Building Products Business Owners Master the Art of Recruiting and Retaining and Step into Visionary Leadership
Recruit Retain Rock is designed to take you from potential to profits through people -- FAST
When you have an expert guide, you'll be able to ...
Effortlessly Attract Top Talent
Get more qualified applicants with every job posting, and position yourself as an Employer of Choice in your market and become the only choice in the mind of your ideal hires.
Build a World-Class Employer Brand
Everything you need to become the employer of choice is covered in Recruit, Retain, Rock - from Attraction Based Recruiting, Long Term Talent Funnels, to Networking, and Referrals.
Get "Headhunter" Results Without the Fee
From drilling the millions of people online down to the ones that have the expertise you need to confidently start a conversation with the best talent, you will build the confidence you need to build a team of rockstars - even with a talent shortage.
Build Best Practice
By taking the time-tested and cutting-edge ideas in Recruit Retain Rock and customizing them to your business, you'll be able to build world-class best practices for your entire hiring process. Once you have a recruiting and hiring process you trust to deliver the talent you need - profitable growth becomes inevitable.
The Springboard to Quality Applicants for Every Opening
We designed the talent magnet method as a simple, easily implementable way to build your employer brand and start getting more quality job applicants with every posting.
Think of it as your springboard to having several good applicants to choose from instead of settling for the "best" that applied.
Every detail of planning, executing, and rapidly improving your results with the Talent Magnet Method are included in RRR.
Our Members often join RRR just to get the Talent Magnet Training, accountability and support only to discover that all the content, strategic advisory, and accountability included in RRR is 10X's more valuable than just the Talent Magnet Method alone!
What You Get inside of Recruit Retain Rock
✔ FAST ACTION BONUS - PERSONAL KICK OFF CALL WITH RIKKA
You'll kick off your Recruit Retain Rock journey by hopping on a private call with Rikka where you can share your goals, concerns, and set your course for the year. You'll get the answers you need to fast-track your results and ensure you're moving in the right direction.
✔ HIRE POWER LIVE - COMPREHENSIVE RECRUITING + HIRING TRAINING
Hire Power Live is the most robust and comprehensive training available for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring in the building products industry. It's designed for people who are actively involved in making hiring decisions who want to move beyond "posting and praying" someone good applies to take more control over the process and ensure they have the quality of talent they need for their opening. The foundation of hire power live is delivered live, virtually over several sessions to allow your managers the ability to learn, process, and implement the training without requiring them to be out of work for days.
✔ HIRE POWER LIVE - LUNCH AND LEARN
The foundation training provided in Hire Power Live is supported by monthly lunch and learn training sessions designed with a learn, take action, and get results approach. They focus on one specific tactic or strategy for 60 minutes with time for Q+A. These sessions are designed to build on the value of the foundation training and keep recruiting and hiring top of mind for you, your hiring managers, and your HR professionals.
✔ FAST TRACK PATHS
You'll be able to take action immediately with our Fast Track Paths. Depending on your greatest challenges and goals you'll hit the ground running by using our on-demand trainings to ensure you can start getting better results immediately.
✔ DONE-WITH-YOU BEST PRACTICE BUILD OUTS
Most of us learn best with a combination of seeing, hearing, and doing. Our Best Practice Build Out Sessions are designed to educate and empower you, but most importantly allow you to put the best practice into use that very day. An example build-out is The Recruiting Blueprint - the steps you need to supercharge your recruiting efforts and start getting more quality applicants with your next hire.
✔ QUARTERLY 1/2 DAY LIVE, VIRTUAL '' WORK ON '' SESSIONS
You're busy, so you know you need to prioritize time to work on your business. In RRR we make it easy by scheduling live "work on" sessions where you'll set the time aside on your calendar and "work on" your business instead of in it. Each work on session will focus on a key part of the Talent Magnet Method.
✔ ACCOUNTABILITY ADVISOR
You'll be assigned an Accountability Advisor to help ensure you maximize your investment and are working through the program and achieving your KPI's. Reach out for support whenever you need it, but more importantly, expect them to reach out if you go dark to help you maximize the results from your investments
✔ PRIVATE COMMUNITY WITH ACCESS TO RIKKA + TEAM
You'll get access to an exclusive community that is focused on how to win the war for talent PLUS, you'll have access to Rikka and her team for quick questions and directions. you'll be surprised at how fun it can be to learn about recruiting and hiring when you're surrounded by the right people.
✔ WEEKLY STRATEGY + TACTICS LIVE STREAM WITH RIKKA
During this live stream, Rikka will share strategies and tactics to help you get better results. These are a great way to start your week and refresh yourself when your energy starts to fade.
✔ OFFICE HOURS
Submit your questions in advance to be answered by Rikka or a team member during office hours.
✔ HOT SEAT SESSIONS
Have a tricky situation that needs more than a quick answer? Sign up for a hot seat session to get quick consulting live. There are great opportunities for focused advice and insight to move through a specific challenge or situation.
✔ AN INSTANT ROLODEX + CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE
This is a group of building product leaders who aren't satisfied with the status quo and are committed to building a world-class building products business. If you want to build a thriving, profitable business - these are the people you want to surround yourself with. Not to mention, Rikka is a walking Rolodex and is happy to share her connections with members of RRR.
✔ BITE-SIZED BEST PRACTICES + FULL COURSES ON EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Whatever you need, whenever you need it - it's at your fingertips. From quick answers on how to write a job description or how to use situational interview questions, you can look to our Bite-sized Best Practices section for the answers you need now. No fluff, no wasted time. For more in-depth understanding you can access our full courses and done-with-you workshop recordings. Everything was created with a learn, take action, and get results style. You're too busy to spend time learning and then implementing. We're focused on maximizing your time and ROI.
✔ THE HIRING LIBRARY
Packed with Hiring, Managing, and Firing templates, forms and examples, including a sample employee handbook, confidentiality & non-solicitation agreements, computer usage agreements, and much more.
✔ SPECIAL PRIVATE STRATEGIC ADVISORY CALL FOR OWNERS THAT WANT TO SCALE
If you're a business owner that is looking to position their business to scale rapidly OR get the business in a position to sell for top dollar, you have a different need, so we've created a special offer for business leaders who are in this strategic growth stage. This private monthly call with Rikka offers you the chance to get high-level strategic consulting to create the foundation you need for growth and to make your business desirable to buyers.
✔ TECH + TOOLS
Rikka believes in working hard and smart. By understanding the technology and tools available to you, you'll be able to achieve far greater results in far less time.
✔ PLATFORMS + PARTNERS
You'll learn about the platforms and service providers you can use to streamline your efforts and activity to ensure you're using your key employee's time as efficiently and effectively as possible.
✔ GUEST EXPERTS
You'll get training and access to guest experts for specific areas designed to help you drive the results you want in your business.
✔ OWNERS ONLY CALLS
These calls are exclusively for company owners. Your role in setting the vision and holding it for your team is crucial to becoming a Talent Magnet. These calls will be helpful in response to requests from the company owning members and focus on the issues that matter to owners.
Recruit Retain Rock Training Includes
COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS FOR YOUR TEAM
We understand that you may have key people on your team that will be executing on the tactics shared in RRR as you focus on the strategy. UP to 3 of your key management or HR team members will be given complimentary access to the on demand trainings in the membership. If you want them to be more involved, reach out to us to learn about additional coaching options for team members of RRR members.
CLARITY AND REALITY
The Foundation of Successful hires
Learn the foundation of successful hires and stop making hiring mistakes. Get clear about what your business really needs and the best way to get it done. Learn how to Get Clear, Get Real and Get Results.
ATTRACT AND RECRUIT
No qualified candidates for your openings? Not anymore.
Attract & Recruit gives you the step-by-step system to attract more qualified people so you can hire the right people & build better teams. You'll be supported in a bigger way, so you can work on your business, while the right people are working in your business.
INTERVIEW LIKE A PRO
Choosing the one that will hit the ground running and add to the bottom line
Now that you have several qualified people to choose from; we need to make sure we choose the one that can actually do the job and will fit in with your team. You'll learn how to design a selection process that works, interview like a pro, and hire with confidence.
REFRAMING FIRING + HOW TO FIRE SOMEONE
One of the hardest things in business is to let go of underperforming employees.
This course will help you flip your script on firing and move through the emotional baggage and self-blame we have when someone we've hired (or inherited) is a drain on the bottom line. this course paired with new confidence in finding quality employees will help you take the action needed to dramatically boost your bottom line.
GET STARTED NOW!
Schedule a Discovery Session to see if Recruit Retain Rock is right for you
WHAT WE STAND FOR
✔ A hands-on, results-based approach that works WITH you to implement the strategies you need next
✔ Long term sustainable recruiting and hiring practices, NOT 'posting and praying'
✔ Long-range visions that require intelligence, strategy, and execution to bring to life
✔ Timeless principles that give you back your time and sanity while helping you achieve big leaps
✔ A 360 support system to guide you through the strategy, mindset, and implementation of best-in-class recruiting and retention practices
HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU GET INSIDE OF RECRUIT RETAIN ROCK:
✔ The complete Recruiting Blueprint Method to get more quality job applications - every time you hire
✔ A Kick-Off Call with Rikka to share your goals for the program and set you up for rapid results.
✔ An Accountability Advisor to help you maximize your investment and to remind you to work "on" your business, not just in it.
✔ Hours of training on every strategy & tactic you need to Master Recruiting and Retention
✔ Done-with-you best practice build sessions - you'll leave with an understanding and a ready-to-use process
✔ Access to other building products leaders who have big dreams and are willing to do the work required to achieve them.
✔ Special Private Strategic Advisory calls for Owners Looking for Scale or Sale
✔ Access to a building products recruiting expert who can answer every question you have along the way
✔ A business and leadership incubator where you can learn, take actions, and grow to achieve your business goals
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS
You keep trying to put the pieces together on your own, reading blogs, watching webinars, and buying trainings from experts that don't get the unique challenges of your industry.
You join Recruit Retain Rock where building products business owners learn to recruit the right people, retain the best people, and rock their results - with everything you need to succeed in one place.
GET STARTED NOW!
Schedule a Discovery Session to see if Recruit Retain Rock is right for you
In the LBM industry, hiring has perplexed many hiring managers and companies, oftentimes leading to less than satisfactory results. I have had the pleasure of both knowing Rikka personally and working with her for several years, and have watched her endeavor to transform the way that we as an industry think about hiring. Rikka is truly a visionary in her field and believes that the psychology and strategy of hiring are not exclusive of one another. >>>>> She has the unique ability to quantify and qualify what may be of benefit to you and your company, even when you may be struggling for clarity of thought. Adept at drawing out the “WIMI” (what is most important), she then will collaborate to construct a strategy, then advise and coach on the tactical process to ensure the highest results. Perhaps most impressive about Rikka is her ability to succinctly analyze information and trends as our industry continues to evolve, and then pivot and adapt strategy to suit the framework of the operating environment. Never one to let you rest on your laurels, she will push you to succeed — and then celebrate your successes with you. I think you will learn much from this book; I know that I did. And if you are fortunate enough to connect with Rikka — do it! She is an advocate for LBM, and will be for you and your company!
For a recent opening, we first turned to our usual recruiting methods of ads in the paper and through Indeed. But when few enticing prospects turned up, we knew we had to try something different. After seeing a presentation and reading trade articles by Rikka, we decided to give her a shot. The process was perfect—very smooth. We gave her our guidelines, and she learned our culture. Within a week we had what we thought was a perfect candidate. Seeing the process through Rikka’s eyes also helped our team learn more effective ways of remaining an attractive company to qualified candidates. She’s brought a lot of interesting information to us that we might not have thought of on our own because we’re not hiring specialists.
Mike Lezzer, Lezzer Lumber
There's simply no other program
that will get you to the finish-line: the thriving, profitable business that allows you to vacation and enjoy your hard-earned financial rewards.
Questions? Ask Away!
I'm already pretty good at hiring. Is Recruit Retain Rock just for beginners?
What does Recruit Retain Rock cost?
Is this a good program for Human Resources Professionals?
Will this work for me if I don't have an HR team?
Will taking this program eliminate the need for using outside recruiters?
Who is this program for?
Will this work for me if I struggle with tech?
I'm so busy, can I delegate all of this to someone else?
Will I have lifetime access to Recruit Retain Rock?
While we provide highest and best level of services as provided in the scope of agreement, as with any program, The Brandon Group, LLC is unable to make promises or guarantees with respect to any outcome from participation in the Recruit Retain Rock program and therefore we cannot and do not guarantee success or any specific level of income or results associated with the services provided. You understand that ultimately you are responsible for your own success in business and that this program is designed to enhance, supplement, and support your business in your efforts to grow.