Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, reminds us that “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” At Kamps, we live by this truth. Because we believe in our company mission and vision, we know the importance of hiring the best of the best for our growing and dynamic team. Bill Wood, our Vice President of Human Resources, grounds his efforts in the belief that excellent HR occurs when we “hire right, train right, and reward right.” So today, we want to explore what Kamps is doing on the hiring front to build our thriving team.
As business professionals yourselves, you don’t need us to point out that the economy is booming right now. Unemployment in many areas is the lowest it has been in over a decade! And while this is wonderful news for job seekers, it adds challenges for companies seeking to attract top talent. But the Kamps team has stepped up to the challenge.
As we continue to grow, we are utilizing more resources such as nationwide job boards, networking sites such as LinkedIn, and employee referrals. Our multi-layered hiring process includes resume screening, behavioral interviews with HR, hiring manager interviews that include facility tours, and online employee testing. From start to finish, our process is focused on hiring for culture and training for skill.
We are always looking for the best and brightest individuals to join the team, but we are careful to never discount the utmost importance of hiring people who fit with our company culture. After all, the success of individuals and the company as a whole depends on great people who are striving for a shared vision!
Kamps tries to hire and promote from within whenever possible. We are excited to see our employees grow as professionals! In fact, we have designed a Management Trainee Program to prepare entry level managers and supervisors for higher-capacity roles in the future. Bench strength is crucial for a fast-growing company like Kamps.
Kamps HR is working alongside our managers, directors, and executives for excellence throughout the entire hiring process. Each new team member plays an important role in offering our customers the best products and services today and propelling the success of our business into the future. We are proud of our Kamps team!