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Tips for Recruiting Top Construction Talent

Aug 23, 2019 |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley |

The growth of the construction industry has slowed down a bit in the past few years. One of the main reasons for this is a lack of eligible workers who are willing to put in the hours and labor required to make it successful.

The struggle to find capable construction candidates has increased as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers age. Millennials prefer work that doesn’t involve tough physical labor. This makes it harder for construction and restoration companies to entice and bring on the right kind of workers.

Managers today need to be aggressive and employ smart recruiting strategies if they want to attract top talent in the construction industry.

Here are some tips that can help you attract the right employees to join your construction company:

Position Your Company:

Whether your company uses the very best and latest technological tools and equipment or offers the best growth opportunities, you need to get the word out. Promoting your company and communicating the potential success candidates can achieve is a smart way of enticing workers. Invest in job fairs in colleges and high schools to let the coming generation know about the benefits of working in the construction field and your company.

Streamline the Hiring Process:

Most construction workers are hardworking and down to earth. They don’t have time for formalities. So if you fill the hiring process with too many interviews and delayed responses, you’re going to lose the chance to recruit them. Simplify the process for effective results.

Offer Tangible Results:

20190823-02_Recruiting_Construction_TalentConstruction workers and employees who do physical labor enjoy seeing tangible results from their efforts. It gives them a great deal of satisfaction to see the results of their hard work at the end of the day.

Highlight this benefit to potential employees to increase their interest in working for your company. Show them what sort of incentives you are offering when they meet their quota, or when they get their work done on time.

Offer Competitive Compensation:

Top talent in the construction industry is always in demand. With the current shortage of labor, workers have no scarcity of offers from top construction companies. So always ask yourself whether the offer you are presenting is truly enough to attract the very best in the industry. Would an increase in the base salary be not a better alternative to a poor hire that might cost you more in the future?

Hire a Professional Recruiting Firm:

OPS Staffing is a leading talent acquisition firm that provides recruitment services for construction restoration jobs and water and fire restoration companies. With our help, you can find and hire the best Office Managers, Project Managers, Business Development Executives, and other Upper Management professionals in the competitive talent market!

Contact us today.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019
Posted by: Mitchell Riley
OPS Staffing | + 1 (888) 482-6019

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