Chris Czarnik

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Tuesday, March 7 | 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM


Get motivated and come together with the industry during the biggest event at IRE. Join us for our keynote speaker session with the Chris Czarnik. You will also hear from the IRE show management team and receive an update from NRCA.

Winning the War for Talent: One of the Roofing Industry’s Biggest Challenges

The Roofing Industry is particularly vulnerable in terms of its workforce shortage and is, arguably, THE most important issue in the industry. The Associated Builders and Contractors reports that there is a national shortage of over 650,000 construction professionals to meet current industry demand. In addition to the aging workforce, retention is also a huge challenge in our industry. Not addressing these industry challenges will result in additional project delays as well as higher construction costs and quality control issues. This presentation will outline real world strategies around employee recruitment, engagement and retention; you will not only be energized and delighted, but you will walk away with actionable strategies you can put to work right away.

ABOUT Chris Czarnik

Chris Czarnik is an author, coach, trainer, and subject matter expert on talent recruiting, engagement, and retention in today’s environment.  Chris is the architect of critical theory and processes designed to transform your workforce.  He has over 20 years’ experience as a former military officer, human resource manager, career services manager, and job search advisor. Chris created and refined an innovative process approach to job search and authored “The Human Search Engine®” after working with thousands of jobseekers. The Human Search Engine was introduced to the 113th Congress as a national job search model.

In 2016, the US Congress adopted this process as their outplacement tool for outgoing members and staff.  He was named a Subject Matter Expert on career related topics for Pearson Publishing, the largest publisher in the country. As employment shifted, his work expanded to coaching organizations. He has analyzed hiring from every angle and knows the frustrations and joys of trying to find people that truly fit the position and organization’s culture. His book, “Winning the War for Talent” was released in July of 2018 and serves as a talent model to more than 2,500 organizations across the country to transform the process of Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Talent.  Chris also serves as a Subject Matter Expert nationwide for organizations and is a Top Preferred Speaker with Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory network.