TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the nation’s largest moving franchise with more than 200 employees at its Home Office in Lansing, Mich., and 6,163 employees at franchise locations across the U.S., is announcing its 6th Annual Career Move Month this March. The brand is dedicated to not only Moving People Forward who use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as a moving service, but to also moving forward the careers of those within its system.
The brand has a long history of helping its team members advance in their careers, with 75 percent of the company’s management staff starting out in entry-level positions and one-third of the company’s franchisees beginning in frontline positions as movers or customer service representatives. Now, as the company enters its sixth annual Career Move Month initiative, it’s promoting the “It’s More Than Moving” campaign to acknowledge that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's Move Heroes aren't just moving boxes. They're part of a team and play a major role during a customer’s stressful moving process, while also building a career.
This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is aiming to collect 15,000 job applications with the ultimate goal of hiring 1,500 new employees ahead of its busiest moving season of the year during the spring and summer months. The brand is made up of 358 franchise locations across the U.S., which completed more than 546,000 moves in 2017 alone. Now, the company is planning for even more franchise openings and moves this year, creating the need for a larger team.
“TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has experienced 98 consecutive months of growth, with 82 of those months hitting record growth rates,” said Co-CEO Jon Nobis. “Because of our ongoing success, we need to proactively look for team members who want to grow with us as we help homeowners and business owners across the U.S. move their lives and businesses forward.”
Someone who has moved their own career forward with the company and is a key team member at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office, is Sara Bennett. After celebrating 15 years with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and having started in an administrative role, Bennett was promoted to Chief Talent Officer late 2017. She leads the company’s HR, recruiting and retention consulting, risk management and training and development teams. As the company continues to focus on mentoring and growing its teams from within, Bennett will play an integral role in the company’s talent evolution and is leading the Career Move Month initiative.
“TWO MEN AND A TRUCK truly believes in investing in and developing the careers of everyone within the company family,” said Bennett. “I’m thankful I was able to build a career for myself here at such a value-driven and customer service-oriented company, and it is fulfilling to play such a major role in the ongoing development of so many people within our system who are building a career for themselves. It goes to show that we are so much more than a company that moves people’s belongings.”
The brand has focused its hiring blitz on a newly minted “It’s More Than Moving” motto so that jobseekers understand that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is not simply a job, but a lasting and meaningful career. As the company looks to expand its teams at franchises across the country as well as the corporate office, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is hiring for roles across all departments, including movers, drivers, marketing specialists, human resources and management-level staff. Once joining the team, the company encourages upward mobility for all of its employees.
Another Home Office employee who has climbed the company’s ranks is Randy Shacka, the brand’s president. He began as a marketing intern before working at a franchise location and eventually made his way through a variety of roles before taking on his current executive position. Shacka has been a champion of helping others in the system reach their full potential for years, and even formalized a program called XCELERATE. Since its launch in March of 2016, thousands of team members have joined together to discuss best practices, talk through issues and celebrate star employees across the system all while receiving the necessary tools to shape a long lasting career with the company.
"What I love about the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family is that we are all in it together, working toward the same goals and mission. We have each other’s backs and are rooting each other on,” said Shacka. "I’m so thankful for my personal journey here. I want to inspire anyone who’s looking to join a growing team that promises a fulfilling career in exchange for hard work to apply so they can start their own path here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.”