How to Attract Top Talent in the Construction Industry

How to Attract Top Talent in the Construction Industry

By | June 19th , 2019

Do you know how to attract top talent in Florida's highly competitive construction industry?  For this, you should turn to experienced construction recruiters in Florida. But, before you work with recruiting experts like Labor For Hire, make sure you:

1. Know your best employees.

How does knowing about your current employees help you find new ones? You need to identify what characteristics, habits, and personalities fit with your business. Remember, job candidates are also assessing whether you're a good fit for them. The more you know about what traits you want in an ideal employee, the more quickly your construction staffing agency will able to find you the right candidate.

2. Understand what's important to your employees.

It's one thing to know how to attract top talent. It's another to land and keep that talent. By knowing what your employees want out of their positions and to what extent you are able to meet their expectations, you can recognize and value what they value about working for your company. Quite frankly, satisfied employees do better at their jobs.

3. Know what you have to offer.

Top talent likely has a few choices to go with when it comes to where they'll work. What separates you from those other businesses in the construction industry? Do you provide better perks? Do you offer training, development, and long-term career opportunities? Is your business growing? Is your business tight-knit; do your employees join in extracurricular activities and/or know each others' families? Talent may look for the best pay, the shortest commute, the best opportunity for advancement, or the best culture and community. Know which of these set your business apart from your competitors.

4. Are responsive.

Once you engage talent you're trying to recruit, respect their time. Don't string them along or try to get that much more out of them. More often than not, you'll fail to land the recruit or you'll make them feel disrespected and devalued before day one. Know what you're willing to pay, and be transparent about it. There's room to negotiate, of course, but remember that top construction talent is always going to be in demand.

5. Have a streamlined onboarding process.

Onboarding makes a significant difference in whether top talent will last or not. You want them to feel like they're part of the team, and to hit the ground running. If they can become efficient in the position quickly, they'll be happier. That means you need to be comfortable with answering questions and ensuring your new hires are engaged with suitable construction work in a timely manner.

6. Recognize a job well done.

Remember to recognize good effort, both in your new hires and in other workers. If new talent sees recognition for those already there, they'll be eager to land that recognition, too. The value you place in other workers is how they'll understand what to expect from you.

Construction recruiters in Florida are skilled in knowing how to attract top talent. It's what they do day after day, so they're fast, knowledgeable, accountable, and take on a significant amount of the busy work that would otherwise bog you down. Contact Labor For Hire and their professional recruiters will be able to get you the Florida construction industry talent you desire.

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