Construction staffing can be a challenging responsibility for these firms. Without effective staffing strategies, you could find your projects experiencing considerable delays, or quality control problems that will potentially increase the costs of the project and reduce your reputation among your customers and clients.
Balance Experience Against Hourly Rates
One of the most common trade-offs that you will have to manage as you are staffing your construction site will be to balance the trade-offs between choosing individuals that have high experience levels while also being able to keep the labor costs relatively low. This is due to the fact that more experience can often dramatically increase the competitive hourly rate that will have to be paid for a worker. For sensitive aspects of the project, these expenses can be worth paying. However, there are also many low-level tasks that may not require a highly experienced worker to manage. By reviewing the actual minimum qualifications that you will need for the positions that you are looking to fill, you can help to effectively control the labor costs that you will have to pay for your project.
Verify Certifications That Are Held By Potential Workers
For skill labor positions, you may require specific certifications from workers in order for them to be considered eligible for the position. Unfortunately, there are some individuals that will go to great lengths to create misleading or otherwise fraudulent certifications. To ensure that your potential hires are being completely truthful, any claimed certifications should always be verified against the issuing organization. In addition to catching instances of outright deception, this can also alert potential hires to instances where their certifications may be expired or that may expire in the near future so that they can take steps to obtain the necessary renewal.
Hire A Third-Party Construction Job Staffing Service
The demands of staffing a construction project can be one of the more time-consuming parts of the process of readying to start work. This can lead to higher costs for the contractors and frustrations for the client. To help shorten the time needed to find qualified candidates for your open construction jobs, there are staffing agencies that will be able to rapidly fill the positions that you have open using a mixture of pre-screened candidates, as well as actively recruiting skilled and experienced personnel for positions that they may not be able to immediately fill with candidates that they have already screened and interviewed.
For more information about filling construction jobs through staffing agencies, contact a local agency.