Most leadership roles in construction don’t have the time to recruit new candidates. Everyone from site managers to execs has better ways to use their time. At the same time, you don’t want to relegate recruiting to a few minutes a day. Doing so won’t allow you to find top talent. Construction recruiters provide an alternative, letting you focus on other responsibilities while still recruiting.
Construction Recruiters Provide Experience
In addition to their ability to save you time, construction recruiters let you take advantage of their experience. This is especially true in the case of recruiters that focus on the construction industry.
Recruiters already know:
- The best ways to attract talent
- Where to find talent
- How to help your company stand out from competitors when attracting talent
They Have Established Relationships
In addition to that knowledge, recruiters already have access to those in search of construction careers. This means that they may already know a candidate who is the perfect fit, letting you fill the role almost immediately.
This is a unique benefit you get from working with a construction recruiter instead of a general one. Their focus is on the construction industry so that they will have a much wider range of candidates.
They Know Where and Why Workers Are Unsatisfied
Given the labor shortage in construction, you can’t just look for candidates who are currently between jobs. You also need to approach those with jobs and offer something better.
Construction recruiters provide all of the skills you need to do this effectively. They know which companies people are leaving, meaning they know which employees to target with offers.
They also know why those workers are leaving. This means that recruiters know what you need to offer to attract talent. That knowledge helps you recruit those actively looking for jobs and those who would be open to the idea.
Recruiters Use the Best Recruitment Strategies
Perhaps the most important resource that construction recruiters provide is their knowledge and experience using the top recruitment strategies. With the help of a recruiter, you don’t have to research or try to figure out what is driving talent.
Recruiters already know what parts of your company to highlight. This may be vacation days, flexibility with hours, compensation, training, career growth, or benefits.
Even if you don’t make changes, recruiters know how to make your company seem like a better place to work than the competition. If you are willing to make changes to attract talent, they can give you expert advice for doing so.
The Same Strategies Help You Retain Talent
With the competitive labor market, retaining talent is just as important as recruiting it. After all, you are trying to steal talent from competitors. You can assume they are doing the same.
But the same advice that recruiters provide to get new talent will help you retain it. From career paths to flexible hours, implementing the advice of recruiters will reduce employee turnover.
Construction companies compete to attract top talent. Recruiters specializing in construction can give you a competitive edge with their industry knowledge and existing relationships with talent.
How can we help you?
Searching for an opportunity in the construction industry? Contact The Birmingham Group’s team of seasoned commercial construction recruiters today to discuss your career path or browse our open positions.
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