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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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