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Working With The Best Building Companies

We will only work with proven reputable building and construction companies. Before we take on any new client we have to be sure that our delegates are being sent to a working environment that will provide the correct training, safety and job fulfilment that we are advertising to prospective workers.

This means that before you enrol with our services you will need to produce the necessary accreditation that you advertise. You need to show the correct staffing procedures and employment policies.

To give you an idea about the process all of our recommended employers go through, we asked James Hetfield from Cornwall Builders about his experience with Talent Services:-

  • What was your main responsibility when using a construction worker provided by Talent Services?

” The first thing we had to do as a company was to outline the key responsibilities that will take up the time of the employee, what would be expected of them, and how would they be judged by our management team. Talent Services stressed that that all workers should be given clear guidelines on their productivity and goals set for them on a daily and weekly basis”

  • What do you think is the most important staffing procedure that was expected of you before we provided your company with recruits?

“Health and safety was definitely number one, being in the building trade means we face potential dangers everyday. Its something as a company is very important to us so we felt the requirements on this were to be expected anyway.”

  • Did you find the process easy to follow?

“We wanted to find quality tradespeople, we have used several agencies in the past and found the standard of workers sent to us wasn’t always great. The fact that Talent Services had a quality vetting procedure for us to become a client gave us the confidence that they would do the same with any tradesman they sent to us as well. The process was more detailed than we have experienced before but we found it simple enough”

  • What advice would you give to building companies wanting to find skilled workers?”

“The most important thing is to outline exactly what skill you need, and let your consultant know the responsibilities they will have in as much detail as possible. This gives both parties the best chance of finding the right person.”

Builders Cornwall have been clients of ours for a few years now and they have a working environment which our recruits really enjoy and have naturally progressed onto bigger and better things. If we can work with great companies, then we can attract the best workers.

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5 essential skills needed for construction industry jobs

When employers recruit workers for the construction industry, they assess your skills. They will see if you have a construction-related degree or not. They will assess your technical knowledge. But they will also focus on your life skills as well. You must show the employer that you have the right skills for the job. Here are five essential skills needed for construction industry jobs.

Communication skill

Excellent communication skill is required to work in the construction industry. You should pass through the complex chain of communications every day. Different teams are involved in a construction project. So, it’s important that you learn to communicate well.

Teamwork

The importance of teamwork in the construction industry cannot be stressed more. You should be able to work with your team members and outside subcontractors as well. You should be able to work with your team and lead your team.

Have commercial awareness

The employees can affect the commercial viability of a project every day. An employee who is commercially aware will find ways to make the project efficient.

Problem-solving skills

Every day you need to solve problems in the construction industry. The employees should have problem-solving skills to solve problems to minimize risk and cost of the company.

Time management

Time management is very crucial in the construction industry. As each project has a deadline, you should learn how to finish a task on time.

You have to demonstrate these skills to the employer during the recruitment process. You can write about all your experiences in your CV. This way the employees will know what skills you have and how much you will be able to contribute to the company.

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3 ways to attract the millennial construction workers

The millennial workers are not getting into the construction industry much. They are moving away from it. Here are three ways you can attract the millennials towards the construction industry.

Incorporate safety into the workplace

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The millennials were born at a time when the focus was given to child protection. They are very cautious about safety issues. So, you should improve the security issues of the construction industry. Millennial workers are very careful about their safety. There are also worried about their financial and emotional health. So, you should ensure that good protective measures are taken in the job. To attract the millennial, you should make safety a core part of your business.

Remove the blue-collar tag

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To the millennials, the blue-collar tag represents the older generation. Construction workers are often referred to as blue-collar workers, and that’s what puts the millennials off. There are many college degrees now. But there is no definite path of progression through the construction industry. Millennials believe that they will be stuck in one position without any career progression. So, like other jobs, there must be a career progression program. The employees must be rewarded as they move up the ladder of success. There must be health coverage ant other benefits just like other jobs.

Treat them as being special

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Millennials were treated as being special from the time they were born. The employers must treat them like that too. You should tell them how the company will benefit from their contribution. Millennials prefer to work in places where there are mentors from whom they can learn. So, you should make communication easy between the workers and the superiors in the workplace for the millennials. Our recent recruits were treated to a float tank, saunas and jacuzzis. All part of a gym membership that came as an extra benefit of employment. Its these extra touches which will attract the right workforce for your business

Incorporating this culture in the workplace will attract the millennials to the construction industry. Millennials are intelligent and hard working. You will greatly benefit if you have millennials in your team.

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3 tips for hiring the best construction workers

Workers are a major part of your business. You should hire the best construction workers so that your project goes according to the plan. Here are three tips for hiring construction workers.

Expand your reach

To look for the potential employees, you must look beyond the construction industry. You should look at the transportation, agriculture, and manufacturing industries as well. When hiring, you should consider personality and attitude of the worker. Even if the person doesn’t have any experience, if you hire someone with positive attitude, that person can be trained easily for the job.

You should screen carefully

You should do proper screening of the candidate and then have a brief telephone interview before you call him for an in=person interview. This gives you time to discuss the candidate’ career objective, and you can get a sense of their personality. You can take a pre-employment assessment test to find out the person’s proficiency with the basic skills. You get to identify the person’s personality traits.

Check references

You should talk to the candidate’s previous employers to know how he was on the. Though it may seem time-consuming, talking to the candidate’s previous employer may reveal issues that you didn’t notice in the resume or while talking to the candidate.

These tips will help you to hire a good construction worker for your company. After all, the constructor sector needs someone who is experienced and dedicated to the job. These steps of hiring the contractor will ensure that you have recruited the right person to your team.