Whether you are an artisan or general contractor, hiring stellar employees is an overlooked but crucial aspect to your business. They are the face of the company, interact with clients and ensure the work is completed to the highest standards. Not to mention there are serious liabilities and risks associated with construction that your employees need to continually be aware of and make sure everything is compliant. Here are some tips to hire great construction workers.
The job posting. Be specific in your job posting. Don’t just put construction worker, make sure to add specific details regarding the position. If you primarily cover roofing or are looking for certain qualifications, put those in. The more information, the higher the chance you will get a good candidate. You may not get a high volume of applicants, but your pool will be more qualified.
Research references. It is easy to bypass references, especially if the candidate makes a good first impression in the interview. Always ask and follow up on their references. Confirm their work history. Were they amicable and easy to work with? Punctual? Reference checks are a great way to confirm a soft skill that don’t usually show up on a resume.
Maintain relationships. Keep in touch with good employees that have moved on. You never know when you might need them. Building a network of relationships can make sure you have enough workers if any surprise large projects come up.
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