11/10/2021: Jacob Binke, Search Consultant, Featured In Construction Dive
Usually, the largest construction companies can offer the best perks to attract workers.
But as deadlines for federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates draw closer, small firms are emphasizing an enticement their bigger competitors just can’t match: No shot? No problem.
“For the first time I can remember, small private contractors actually hold an advantage in being able to acquire talent,” said Jacob Binke, a construction executive recruiter at the Detroit-based Birmingham Group. “They’re using it as a selling point that they don’t require the vaccine.”