Hiring a Great Construction Foreman Can Be Challenging—Here’s How To Do It

Hiring a Great Construction Foreman Can Be Challenging, Here’s How To Do It | Skilled Trades Partners

Construction companies are busy all across New England, and sourcing great skilled trades help can be challenging. One of the most demanding positions to fill can be a project foreman. These professionals sometimes have to be in two places at once to get their job done, and it takes a special breed of skilled trades worker to fill this critical role.

What exactly does a project foreman do?

Workable says, “A Construction Foreman supervises and troubleshoots routine issues that occur on the job site. In addition to ensuring safety rules are followed at all times, they develop work schedules based upon the availability of employees or contractors and weather conditions. They spend time sourcing supplies needed for repairs and delivering materials within time limits, so they don’t run out before completing a project”.

That’s a good start, but there’s more to it than that. A great foreperson coordinates with suppliers, project managers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and upper management. In short, skilled trades foremen are the people who keep construction projects moving and get them finished on time and on budget.

If you need a top-notch foreman, here are the skills you need to look for:

  • At least three years of hands-on experience autonomously running projects
  • Demonstrable skills in coordinating and scheduling crews and suppliers
  • Ability to manage subcontractors
  • Skilled at working with project managers
  • Ability to work with upper management

And they better be an exceptional problem solver. Does that sound like a tall order to fill? All of this can be fleshed out in the screening and interview process, but you have to know what you’re looking for. That’s where a recruiter who knows you and your hiring needs comes in. 

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Always be recruiting! Whether you’re keeping your eye out for great skilled trades talent for future projects or just making sure your current employees are satisfied—keep your finger on the pulse of your workforce.  

Contact Our Team Today

Get the skilled foreman and construction workers you need from the expert recruitment team at Skilled Trades Partners. Whether you need temporary, specialized talent for a project or want to add skilled tradespeople to your permanent workforce, we can provide employees who are qualified, vetted, and ready to work.

When you partner with Skilled Trades Partners, you can expect our team to help you access the skilled, specialized tradespeople you need—quickly, control labor costs, increase productivity, complete projects on time and more. 

Are you a construction hiring manager or hiring specialist with a skilled trades job search or searches, underway? Contact us today at one of our four New England office locations or get in touch online. Our expert skilled trades recruiters are waiting for your call.