The Goal

HARDI’s Workforce Recruitment Initiative aims to spread awareness of the HVACR wholesale distribution industry to the younger generation and encourage these individuals to join our industry.

The initiative has been developed to help battle the growing labor shortage that HARDI’s members are being faced with. We have heard our members continue to express their need for support with this issue and we are committed to helping by developing and sharing tools and resources that our members can leverage for their own internal recruiting efforts.

To kick off this initiative, we have created a full-length documentary which will help spread awareness to the HVACR wholesale distribution industry to the younger generation.

The Wall Street Journal has stated that we are in a golden age for documentaries and we feel that our industry should take advantage of this trend to help in our workforce recruitment efforts.

With compelling and engaging stories, we will be able to connect with a younger audience and fully relate with them on the employment opportunity struggle. Currently, Millennials are experiencing hardship in searching for employment. Most Millennials are applying for work with a Bachelor’s or even a Master’s degree, yet they are still finding it to be nearly impossible to find work in their desired field.

Our goal with this documentary is to show the opportunities that the HVACR Wholesale Industry can provide to anyone willing to consider it, no matter their degree or profession.

Told through the perspective of young employees, this documentary follows a hand-selected group of characters around for several days to capture how the industry has helped impact their personal and professional lives. From Minnesota to Texas, this film captures the untold stories of Millennials in the HVAC workplace and their inspiring stories of how they got there.

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Career Fair Participation

Everything you need to know about participating in a career fair — from finding one to attend, what to bring, and follow-ups for after the career fair.

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Giving a Company Tour

We cover the benefits of giving a tour, preparations to make before your tour, and types of questions you may get from participants.

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Industrial Distribution Infosheet

A guide on industrial distribution, complete with types of jobs and an infographic on the expanding job availability.

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HVAC Tech Infographic

A graphic overview of what it’s like to have a job as an HVAC tech.

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Hot Commodity Shareables

We’ve created a bundle of Hot Commodity social posts and ads for you to use in helping to spread the word about careers in HVAC.

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Find HVAC Technicians

Verify technician skills before you hire them. SkillCat’s HVAC assessment verifies aptitude & job skills, showing you how candidates will perform on key job skills.

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The HARDI Foundation is seeking donations to help fund this documentary as well as our ongoing efforts. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity so the donations to this project will be eligible as tax deductible. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide to this sizable undertaking.

Your donations to this project will help us push forward with our initiative.

If you prefer to write a check please make it out to HARDI Foundation and send it to:

445 Hutchinson Ave
Suite 550
Columbus Ohio, 43235