2/26/2018: Brian Binke Featured in Construction Today
As commercial construction recruiting firms continue to look for new ways to solve the labor shortage impacting the industry, a growing number of search consultants are reaching out to military veterans to fill vacant construction jobs. Not only are military veterans taking the oath of enlistment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, many of them are also signing up to help rebuild the infrastructure of America.
In addition to epitomizing teamwork, veterans also have the confidence, discipline and problem-solving skills that will help to get any job done. However, recruiting military veterans for construction careers is often easier said than done. It typically takes marketing skills and strategy that only executive search firms specialize in.
- Military Periodicals – If you want your job announcements to be seen by veterans, then it’s recommended to publish them in a variety of popular military journals or to work with recruiters who have a strong network among veterans.
- Benefits – In order to attract veterans, you’ll need to be transparent regarding education and training opportunities, a healthy work/life balance and a modern corporate benefit package with health care premiums, 401K plans and profit sharing.
- Camaraderie – Those organizations that promote loyalty and a culture similar to that of the military are often able to hire and retain more veterans vs. those rich in office politics, hidden agendas, etc.
Hiring Vets Can Help Solve the Labor Crisis