Construction hiring teams will be in recruiting mode this fall. That’s a given. According to the construction insurance experts at Zurich North America:
According to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) organization, the construction industry needs to immediately attract nearly 650,000 additional workers over and above its normal pace of hiring in 2022 to meet the increasing demand for labor.
So how can you position yourself to snag the best available skilled trades talent after the busy summer season?
This post will discuss how hiring teams can stay ahead of the skilled trades hiring curve going into the busy fall hiring season.
And it’s definitely going to be a competitive hiring market in the trades.
So what can you and your hiring team do to compete in the candidate-friendly job market? Here are a few simple tips.
Plan Ahead With Your Projects Team
Unfortunately, many summer projects will slip into the fall due to supply chain issues and the ongoing labor shortage. So you need to get a firm grip on your projects to gauge your upcoming skilled labor requirements.
Supply chain-based material shortages and a tight hiring market for skilled tradespeople will continue to plague the construction industry for the balance of 2022 and into 2023. Now is also an excellent time to increase your bench of skilled tradesmen and women who prefer to work as 1099 contractors. STP can help.
The bottom line? Start your planning early.
Retain Your Best Talent
Skilled trades employee retention has never been more critical. Retention strategies include maintaining:
- Competitive Salaries
- Non-Salary Benefits Like Healthcare and Paid PTO
- Exceptional Workplace Culture
- Work-Lifestyle Perks and Benefits Like Company Vehicles and Flexible Schedules When Possible
Engage With A Skilled Trades Recruiting & Staffing Agency
We know where to find the pool of skilled trades candidates you need to fill your open positions. And we have hiring and staffing solutions to meet your demanding skilled and craft labor needs. We’ll help ensure that your projects stay on track, on time, and on budget.
Contact Skilled Trades Partners Today
It’s as easy as picking up the phone or a few keystrokes. Get in touch with one of our skilled recruiting and staffing professionals today and start hiring tradespeople for your projects.
Get the skilled tradespeople you need for the busy season from the expert recruitment team at Skilled Trades Partners. Do you need temporary, specialized talent for a project or want to add skilled tradespeople to your permanent workforce? Either way, we can provide employees who are skilled, vetted, and ready to work. Contact us today at one of our four New England office locations.