Build Trust With Your New Hires for Long Term Success

//Build Trust With Your New Hires for Long Term Success

Build Trust With Your New Hires for Long Term Success

Partnering with a highly experienced construction recruiter to land talented new hires is often the first step toward future success. Yet, promoting trust within a workplace is just as important as building a loyal customer base who believes in your services. When employees believe in a company, their leaders, and their colleagues, it improves teamwork, performance, and communication. That’s why more leaders are focused on creating greater levels of psychological safety in the workplace. Try some of these strategies to build trust with your new hires for long term success.

1. Make a good impression on day one.

Something that separates good construction leadership from others is acknowledging the concerns, suggestions, and questions of new hires on their first day. Don’t wait for annual performance reviews to be transparent. Use digital channels to be in contact with new hires on day one in addition to in-person meetings.

2. Encourage personal connections.

It’s also important to get to know the people on your team and allow them to know you. You can show employees that you are one of them by emphasizing what you have in common or hosting lunches on a regular basis.

3. Promote transparency and truthfulness.

Rumors can quickly deflate the confidence of a workforce, so leaders are encouraged to share financial results, performance metrics, and notes from board meetings with employees.

4. Provide encouragement rather than commands.

There is a fine line between telling people what to do and providing them with the encouragement they need to accomplish their goals. If you trust them by delegating tasks, and giving them the autonomy to do them, then they will trust you in return.

5. Give credit and take blame.

Give new hires credit for their accomplishments and hold yourself accountable for mistakes. Rules are made for everybody in the organization to follow including CEOs and managers. Competent leaders are also willing to accept the expertise of others and give them credit.

6. Avoid playing favorites.

Professional development is just one thing that suffers when managers have favorite employees. Do not assume that you’re not playing favorites, you could be doing it and not even know it. It’s important to share assignments in a fair way, think inclusively and consider the perspectives of employees.

7. Cultivate a controlled risk-taking environment.

Innovation and employee development is dependent on taking some risks along the way. Encouragement is always a better motivator than rejection.

High employee turnover is typically indicative of toxic workplace cultures that usually have something else in common– a lack of trust. Trust is contagious, and spreading it among new hires is a good place to start. Communicate face-to-face with employees regularly, and especially when you have to deliver difficult news. The seven tips above will put you on track to establish trust on your team and enjoy the success that ensues.


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By | 2020-06-30T10:22:36-04:00 July 2nd, 2020|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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