So your business is expanding and you are thinking of adding a new WCO (wildlife control operator) to your staff. Congratulations. To truly make money in a service industry you need to either raise prices, add labor, or both. But what makes a good WCO? In other words, what are the WCO job requirements or skills needed to make an outstanding WCO?
You have to be careful. Hiring the wrong person can cost you dearly. But, hiring the right person can make you a lot of money, help someone else, and bring peace of mind to yourself, your employee and your customers. So what should you look for? Here are some key WCO Job Requirements that I think you should have.
- Physically fit. This is a big one. WCO work is grueling when it is done right. Your worker needs to be strong, healthy, and able to handle uncomfortable environmental conditions.
- Personable. WCO work is a service business. Employees need to be able to converse with customers in a professional manner.
- Handy. WCO work requires hands-on skills. Anyone can learn trapping. The hard part is finding someone with ability to do handy-man type repairs.
- Reliable. WCO is a loner job. You simply can’t be there with your employee all the time. If you can’t trust him/her. Then don’t hire that person.
If you need advice on how to screen workers, why not give us a call?Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is the owner of Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. He helps people restore their balance with nature through publishing, training, consulting, and the internet. He has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications along with several books (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. Copyright All postings are the property of Stephen M. Vantassel and Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Text (not images) may be reprinted in non-profit publications provided that the author and website URL is included. If images wish to be used, explicit and written permission must be obtained from Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.