Staffing


  • Self-Storage Training Essential in a Challenging Economy
    To improve facility performance, self-storage operators should make sure employees receive proper training. ...More
    October 9, 2008 Brad North Posted in Articles, Management
  • Incentives and Bonus Plans
    As competition escalates in every market, putting pressure on facility operators to improve performance, it becomes increasingly important to ensure your managers are at the top of their game at all times. Knowing they will usually perform better when given incentive to do ...More
    November 9, 2007 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • The Ideal Manager?
    Who is the ideal self-storage manager? The answer to this question is complex, depending on many facility-specific factors: job duties, the demographics of the customer base, the personalities of the rest of the team, etc. It’s a highly subjective, debatable subject, and ...More
    November 9, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Employee Freedom … to Succeed to Deceive?
    If you’re a typical self-storage owner, you’re operating a successful business, and your success can be credited to many factors. Careful hiring of facility staff is one, and monitoring onsite business practices is another. Good employees are essential to a service industry ...More
    November 9, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Marketing Limelight: New-Hire Integration
    The integration of a new hire into your organization should start the minute the person reports for work on his first day. Successful integration of employees will increase business performance, minimize turnover and reduce recruiting expenses.With new-hire programs, ...More
    November 9, 2007 Clay Whitaker Posted in Articles
  • Special Operations: Training Never Rests
    It would be nice to see more consistency in the area of self-storage training. It seems we’re programmed to train only when performance is down, making us more reactive than proactive. If we look at staff development as more of an investment than an expense, it can ...More
    November 9, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • Conducting a Successful Staff Interview
    Recruiting plays a huge part in any organization’s overall success. It starts with the company’s people, and finding the right ones can and will be difficult. That’s why it’s essential to have a clear direction when beginning the hiring process. An organization must have ...More
    November 9, 2007 Kristin Hilton Posted in Articles
  • Staff Compensation
    A topic that frequently comes up in conversations with self-storage owners and operators is staff compensation and incentive programs. Everyone is looking for the “norm” in these areas, but it seems as though there isn’t one. Compensation ranges from sparse to extravagant ...More
    November 9, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles, Management
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Training
    Staff training is becoming increasingly vital for self-storage operations. As competitive pressures rise and the power of the rent increase slackens, many storage companies will look to better training as a tool for improving revenue and profit. Itused to be you could ...More
    November 9, 2007 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Expo Promotes Successful Facility Staffing
    Self-storage operators interested in learning more about successful hiring practices for their facilities are invited to attend “Hiring and Retaining Stellar Employees” at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. ...More
    October 18, 2007 Posted in News