The construction industry recruitment process often becomes a torture for a manager. Even though it’s not that hard to find a skillful team, it’s harder to make skillful people believe that your company can give them something of worth. In the end, the job description here comes to “working in not-the-best environment” and “tough conditions”. In fact, there are ways to hire the best that the top managers of big companies use. You can learn something from those.
- Understand the type of worker you need.
And plan in advance. If you’re planning to launch a big project, it’s clear that you will need a manager. Try to hire one in advance and work out the major points before the real work starts. Also, understand who you need, people who do manual things, engineers, sales guys or even tech guys. A hint here, tech guys might be completely new to construction. After all, you need them at the desk and not on a construction field.
- Create better descriptions.
It’s clear that there is a big issue You have to create a clear and concise message that won’t scare a person away. For example, you’d have to include the skills you need, the future perspectives of a job and for how long you need that laborer, any special qualifications a job requires, maybe a course.
- Search smartly.
You will have to post that job description online, maybe share it on workers’ forums. There are also sites where you can find the construction workers specifically or sites HR folks use. Use all the channels you can. If you have a company website, place a “We are hiring” banner there. Remember that if you’re looking for “computer guys”, you can look on tech forums.
- Be progressive.
You have to show a potential candidate that you are worthy of working with them. And that is the best reason to start improving the conditions for workers. Make sure that there is no inequality, that you are hiring people with different backgrounds, people of color, women, partially able people, etc.
- Ask people “why”.
It’s normal to ask people about their motives when they come to an interview. Be frank, be open, exchange opinions, let a candidate talk. A good HR will always ask what motivates a person, why they want to for a company.
- Improve the image of your company.
For example, maybe it’s time to create or update your company’s website? Maybe you need a more active Facebook profile? Maybe you should start a construction blog. Do things that will attract people to your company.
- Remember that you need insurance.
Ensure your workers, especially in this industry. You have to create different health benefits for your laborers.
- Provide the opportunities for personal growth.
Education is highly valued in our society. Do you give your workers a chance to improve? Maybe it’s time to introduce this innovation. You might pay for a course, a class, maybe even give them a scholarship (no one talks about a full-ride here). Help people grow.
One of the easiest ways to improve your rates and become a better company is to be more progressive. People want more than just a job that pays, they want satisfaction, they want to feel valued. Put workers first and you will see how easy it is to find a good team.