The U.S. economy has come a long way since the Great Recession from 2007 and 2009. With things back on track for the most part, it’s led to a rise in construction projects. While this creates plenty of opportunities, it can also be problematic because many companies are ill prepared to find and hire talented workers in a timely manner.
Let’s now discuss how to work with a staffing firm to hire quality workers fast, and prepare for an influx of construction jobs, including the busy summer seasons.
According to a study from the Associated General Contractors of America, “44 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2015 and March 2016, while construction employment increased in 28 states between February and March.” In turn, “Construction employment growth occurred in all regions in the latest 12 months.”
This is a significant increase and shows just how in demand quality construction workers are in 2016. It’s also likely that this demand is going to linger into the foreseeable future.
Information from the same study also stated “Association officials cautioned that worker shortages will continue to be more pronounced as construction grows in many parts of the country.” If companies don’t take action and utilize effective strategies to fill these positions, it could have some dire consequences later on. Fortunately, there are a few ways to ensure that you’re covered and that your company has access to talented construction workers.
Going Through a Staffing Firm
A staffing firm is often ideal for recruiting, interviewing and ultimately hiring skilled construction workers. That’s because they’ve got the network and overall infrastructure needed to sift through a large pool of candidates and narrow it down until they find the best of the best.
Partnering with a staffing firm benefits your company because they do all of the heavy lifting and take the stress of out of the process. All the while, they will ensure that candidates meet your specific quality requirements and have the existing skillset needed to succeed.
- Capitalize on technology to reach the millennial generation (e.g. online job posts, social media and mobile job search apps
- Partner with local community colleges to develop relationships with potential workers before they graduate
- Participate in local job fairs
- Actively brand your company and develop a positive culture so that it’s more appealing to prospects
- Offer comprehensive benefits
There’s no denying that construction projects are on the rise. By preparing your company and utilizing the right techniques, you can ensure that you’re ready and have access to some of the best and brightest construction workers.
Are you struggling to fill vacant positions? Contact SelecSource today to see how we can help supply your company with top tier talent.