While there is still a need for hiring well-trained construction personnel, it seems that the trend is shifting to hiring highly-skilled or trained construction employees. So many workers moved to other industries when the construction industry was hit hard during the last recession, which has left many companies struggling to find qualified workers.
Today, construction companies know that to stay competitive in their market, they must advance their technology, which means having to hire the staff to handle that technology. Unfortunately, this typically means having to hire employees that have not worked in the construction industry, which presents another whole set of problems.
As the construction industry trends continue to advance towards technology, it is important that you, as a hiring manager, find ways to entice technology savvy candidates to your company. Here are a few ways in which some companies have streamlined their hiring process to help reach the best candidates available:
- If you are looking for a specific set of skills related to technology, make sure that you advertise for it. Test all candidates on that skill before even setting up an appointment for an interview. This will save valuable time, as if they do not possess the skill needed, there is no sense in interviewing.
- Schedule your interviews in groups. This allows all hiring managers, supervisors, etc. to be available during a specific time. Conduct the interviews for that allotted time, discuss as a group, and move on. This is much more time efficient and allows a quicker response time to choosing the best possible candidate.
- Know exactly what you are looking for and what you are willing to offer before conducting your interviews. If you have done your research, you will have a competitive offer for the right person and will make the hiring process streamlined.
When you follow these simple steps, you will find that you are able to decide about the perfect candidate more quickly, allowing you to make an offer and secure the hiring of the candidate must faster. This process can help you hire more highly-trained, technologically savvy employees.
Competition for skilled construction workers is at an all-time high. While there is plenty of work for these highly trained workers, it is up to you to do your research and find the perfect fit. Streamlining your hiring process will help you get the right person on your team faster.
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