Staffing


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ALL ABOUT STORAGE
    All self-storage owners must decide between self-managing a site or hiring a management company. How will you decide the best direction for your facility? Many lenders and partnership agreements require an experienced management company to operate facilities they finance. ...More
    April 2, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Interviewing Obstacle Course
    Editor’s Note: The following article is for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for legal counsel. As a business owner, you probably already know about laws against discriminating against a person because of sex, race, color and creed. However, did you ...More
    March 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles
  • Learn Techniques for Making Great Hires at ISS Reno Expo!
    On July 19, join industry veteran Mel Holsinger at the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno, Nev., as he addresses "Hiring and Training Self-Storage Managers." ...More
    April 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • High-Performance Leasing and Your Staff
    These days, self-storage competes on a very aggressive playing field, and a winning lineup of storage specialists is the most critical aspect of the game. Mom-and-pop squads, once the dynamic duos of the industry, have been replaced by teams of high-performance players. ...More
    December 1, 2005 Greg Call Posted in Articles