6 Common Signs You Need Help with Your Hiring Process

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6 Common Signs You Need Help with Your Hiring Process

One of the smartest decisions a construction firm leader can make is to partner with a market master construction recruiter. Yet, some in the construction industry still assume that they can handle all of the hiring on their own. This can prove to be a costly mistake that results in poor hires and poor retention. The most effective candidate searches should begin with creating well-written job descriptions that attract construction candidates with proven success. Here are some of the most common signs you could use the help of a market master recruiter in your hiring process:

  1. You’re attracting the wrong people.

    If you’re not getting the right candidates in the door, then it’s almost always to a limited recruiting process. Market master recruiters have access to passive candidates who aren’t actively looking for a job. Posting an ad on a job board typically only attracts those that are either job-hopping or are miserable with their current job. Most of the top people are already working for your competitors and might not even be aware that they would be a better fit with your organization until they speak with a recruiter.

  2. You’re getting dozens of resumes and none of them are even close to what you need.

    It all goes back to creating a thorough job description that highlights the duties of the job, along with your expectations and requirements. It’s also a matter of the limitations of posting jobs and hoping for the best. That is a one-way communication dynamic, whereas working with a recruiter gives you a two-way line of communication with the market master as the mediator.

  3. Candidates are turning down your offers.

    If this is the case, then hiring managers aren’t placing enough emphasis on selling opportunities with your company. From featuring company benefits to a unique working environment, it’s important to leave a lasting and positive impression on each candidate.

  4. You don’t have time to do the work.

    An effective hiring process requires time and attention. It involves preparation, research, interviewing, and onboarding. Even though it can be time consuming, keep in mind that acquiring great talent should be your number one priority. There is a delay in gratification when it comes to hiring, so some firms don’t value it until they’re desperate. Don’t fall into that trap.

  5. You don’t have a solid process.

    Your hiring processes should be solid and streamlined. If too much time elapses from when you talk to candidate, hold interviews, and follow-up with them, candidates don’t know where they stand and often seek other opportunities.

  6. There are negative rumors about your firm in the marketplace.

    Reputation is key to attracting the top construction candidates. Sometimes, candidates don’t respond because they’ve heard bad things about a company. A market master would be able to explore a candidate’s objections and either set the records straight with accurate information or let them know what the firm is doing to improve. In contrast, a hiring manager wouldn’t be having those conversations with a candidate.

There are so many benefits of working with a recruiter including, access to talking to passive candidates, using a tried and true process, and consistently pre-closing the deal by making sure any potential deal killers are dealt with along the way. Market master recruiters are only going to deliver an offer if they know it will be accepted. This puts your firm in the best position possible.

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By | 2018-11-19T12:58:49-05:00 November 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

About the Author:

The Birmingham Group has been serving the construction industry since 1967. Brian Binke took over the firm in 1995 and since that time, he has personally placed over 1200 construction managers and senior leaders, with company revenues ranging from $10 million dollars to the largest ENR 400 companies in the industry. Brian is an industry innovator, with a specialized skillset in construction. His keen understanding of business, the construction industry, and ability to effectively match and recruit top leaders has led to many accolades. He was ranked the #1 International Billing Owner in the construction industry for his own personal production and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 International Billing Owners out of 800 owners worldwide. This includes owners across every industry. In 2013, Brian was awarded the #1 International Billing Owner within the entire network. For over two decades, Brian has been considered one of the most influential thought leaders in the construction industry. His business and construction knowledge are used as a resource for some of the nation’s most prominent publications. In the past year alone, Brian has been quoted in or authored articles for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MoneyWatch, Construction Today, ConstructionDive, United Rentals, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Builder Magazine, and Human Resource Executive, among others. "I believe companies are a lot like sports teams. The team with the best players usually wins. It is my passion to deliver the absolute best talent to my client companies – the market’s top performers, the talent that every company wants to hire but which seldom seems available. To put it simply, I thrive on helping my clients build their Dream Team." - Brian Binke, The Birmingham Group
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