Construction in the United States is a trillion-dollar industry. If you’re starting to start a construction company and adding to the over 3 million existing businesses, you’ve made a smart decision.
Establishing your own construction company is an ideal way to become your own boss, increase your income prospects, and create jobs in your community. Speaking of job creation, have you thought about how you’ll recruit workers?
You have two options: hiring construction workers on your own or outsource the task to a construction staffing firm.
If you’ve chosen to work with a construction staffing agency, you’ve made another smart decision. And in this article, we’re telling you how to find an agency that won’t disappoint you.
Ensure the Company Specializes in Construction Staffing
There are thousands of staffing companies in the U.S. Some of these companies specialize in staffing for businesses in specific industries while others handle multi-industry staffing.
There’s nothing wrong with either model, but as a construction company owner, it’s in your best interest to choose a company that specializes in construction staffing. Why? You ask.
You see, a construction company has unique staffing needs. Most of your staff will comprise construction workers such as roofers, plumbers, floor installers, masons, and surveyors. It takes a specialized hand to pick the best construction workers.
You may even narrow your options further and look for a company that specializes in staffing for specific types of construction companies. For example, if you’re a home builder and need workers on a project-to-project basis, you may want to look for a company that offers temporary staffing for homebuilders.
A Local Staffing Company
The allure to work with a national staffing company with branches across the country is strong, but you shouldn’t fall for it. Big, national companies may have the brand, but what you really need is a local staffing company.
Licensing and certification requirements for various construction workers vary from state to state. And even in the same state, you can find varying licensing requirements from county to county.
A local construction company will have a good knowledge of these requirements. As such, they’ll find you workers who meet the relevant requirements in your area. On the other hand, a national firm may not have a good grasp of these requirements.
The downside of working with a construction staffing agency is you’ll have to pay for their services.
Charges vary from company to company, so you need to ensure that you know your budget before starting the hunt. However, this doesn’t mean you settle on the cheapest company you find. The best companies tend to be pricier, which means you might need to be flexible on your budget.
Find the Right Construction Staffing Agency
Your construction workers are key to the success of your company. Outsourcing recruitment to a construction staffing firm enables you to get the best workers while saving you from the hassle of conducting interviews. With this guide, you now know how to choose the right staffing agency for your needs.
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