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The LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast, hosted by Rikka Brandon

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Welcome to the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast, hosted by Rikka Brandon, the leading recruiting and retention expert in the building products industry and founder of Recruit Retain Rock where LBM leaders go to finally solve their hiring and retention challenges. In each episode Rikka and guests will dive into what’s working now in recruiting and retention-you’ll get insight and actionable advice in every episode.
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In this episode, Rikka is joined by Jillian Sobeck, founder & marketing strategist at Sobeck Studio,  a boutique marketing agency serving the construction, design, and real estate industries. Listen in as she shares tips and tricks for using social media to boost your recruiting and employee retention.Jillian Sobeck Whalen is the Founder of Sobeck Studio, a boutique digital marketing firm providing strategic social media and digital marketing services for real estate and construction businesses.With ten professional years of digital marketing experience under her belt, Jillian founded Sobeck Studio to help businesses in construction, design and real estate grow their social media presence and to help navigate the always-on and always-changing digital space.A veteran of Washington, D.C. 's top agencies and media brands, Jillian has worked with more than 100 brands in her career, and has managed more than 50 social media programs, ranging from Fortune 100s to start-ups. Based out of the Washington, D.C. region, Jillian's client roster currently expands five states along the East Coast. 
 In this episode, Rikka is joined by Sunny Bowman, president and general manager of Dakota County Lumber in Farmington, Minnesota. Sunny shares her insights into building a strong company culture, hiring and retaining a perfect fit for that culture, and more. Thanks to our sponsor,   Key-Link Fencing & Railing. Don’t miss out on previous episodes of the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast!
In this episode, Rikka and Key-Link Fencing & Railing Chief Operating Officer Javan Lapp take a deep dive into core values, company culture, recruiting, and more.  Don't miss out on previous episodes of the LBM Journal Recruit + Retain Podcast! 
Lekeshia Angelique has devoted a lifetime of experiences, academia, and professional titles to her mission. From her professional consulting services to her dutiful position as a former Army Officer in the Adjutant General (HR) Corps, Lekeshia is determined to pave the way by having tough conversations with business leaders who redefine authority into genuine allyship.Being an ally is more than having a resilient revenue stream, empowered cultural atmospheres, and having the right number of ethnic employees - it's about changing the world and the future generations of our time.Being an ally is more than a “feel-good hit of the summer,” it means embodying and taking action to create a seismic solution for everyday issues. It is imperative that individual leaders within the progressive workspace have fulfilling professional interactions with every color, gender, and race.Not as a biased opinion, but as a fact of life.Connect with Lekeshia on social media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lekeshiaangelique/IG:  www.instagram.com/lekeshia_angeliqueFB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/deiloungeFB Page: www.facebook.com/lekeshiaangeliqueconsultingTwitter:  www.twitter.com/lahconsultants
In this episode, Rikka is joined by Nicole Howard, a regional talent supervisor at US LBM to discuss communication in recruiting, virtual interviews, video job descriptions, COVID-19 interview precautions, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing and Railing.
In this episode, Rikka chats with Brett Thorne of Thorne Lumber Company on the hiring referral bonuses, social media recruiting, promoting the LBM industry, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing and Railing. 
Rikka Brandon is joined in this episode by Grant Leavitt of Marcus Lumber in Marcus, Iowa. They talk about recruiting in small-town markets, reaching out to prospective team members, the power of employee testimonials, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, Key-Link Fencing & Railing. 
Rikka is joined by Jim Sobeck, President and CEO of New South Construction Supply, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Jim shares what it takes to build and maintain a leading construction supply business, including his tips for recruiting a winning team. 
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