Construction Firms are Going the Distance to Attract Talent

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Construction Firms are Going the Distance to Attract Talent

As construction recruiters, we see that the construction firms having the most success in recruiting top talent are the ones that are going the distance to attract construction talent. They know there is a shortage of commercial construction labor and they are taking the steps necessary to not only shore up their organization’s culture, but also fine-tuning their hiring process, working more with industry-specific recruiters, and offering great salaries, benefits, and perks to attract the best passive candidates. Today’s workers are looking for career advancement and learning opportunities in addition to a stable job with good pay. Is your firm going the distance? Here are some steps that you can take to ensure that your firm is going the distance to land the best talent on the market.

Build a Positive Company Culture

From improving employee retention to higher job satisfaction, there are plenty of advantages associated with having a positive company culture. It’s important to make your firm’s vision and values public and make sure personify those goals on a daily basis. This builds trust with your team and gets everyone on the same page. Having an open-door policy is also critical. Team members need to know they can come to leadership with any questions or concerns they have.

Build Your Firm’s Reputation in the Community

Our profession revolves around reputation. If you’re struggling to attract talent, then you might already be suffering from a tarnished reputation. The good news is that it’s never too late to improve your standing in this field. You can boost your reputation in a variety of different ways like making contributions to your community, valuing your employees and promoting growth in this industry. Treat your employees with respect, and it won’t take long for the word to spread to others that might be considering your construction careers.

Incentives and Perks

The demand for great construction estimators and project managers is growing and it takes the right strategy to recruit them. You might have to offer them some incentives that other firms don’t, like tuition reimbursement, a sabbatical after a certain period of employment, profit sharing, etc. Don’t hesitate to think outside of the box when it comes to rewarding your talent. Employees will feel more appreciated when you give them tickets to sporting events or concerts, have lunch catered in and provide liberal vacation policies. Performance based-bonuses are very helpful. You can also build a team of loyal employees by helping them to meet their long-term career objectives through consistent career development.

Research Construction Salary Trends

You don’t want to be known as the firm with the lowest wages in your region. When a great candidate is being recruited by multiple firms including yours, then you have to be ready to present them with a competitive offer in a timely manner. We know that it’s a job-seeker’s market right now, so researching the construction salary trends in your state is imperative to attracting talent.

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By | 2019-06-27T08:35:57-04:00 July 2nd, 2019|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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