Recruiting, Employing and Retaining Skilled Laborers

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Hundreds of construction companies from around the United States are taking advantage of the BirdDogHR Talent Management System to find qualified candidates and develop their skills. In this competitive industry, here are some great strategies to recruit and keep your talent:

Keep things simple. In the construction industry, safety and deadlines are important. Ensuring that your team is staffed with personnel who understand how to prevent accidents and keep on timeline is critical The BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) comes to the rescue by automatically posting your open position to various job boards so you don’t have to. The BirdDogHR ATS also makes the application itself simple, direct and mobile friendly so the candidate spends less time applying and you can hire quicker.

Provide opportunities for growth. When recruiting, create a career path for the position so the employee can get a sense of opportunity from the position. Additionally, creating a system that encourages employees to seek advanced training is a growth opportunity that benefits everyone and is the key to improving employee engagement.

Build a relationship. Instead of annual performance reviews, consider more frequent conversations between a manager and an employee to create a connection and ensure that issues are tackled as they arise. This will increase retention and will encourage positive feedback and employee satisfaction.

Download our free resources for more tips on how you can get started on growing your team of skilled laborers and learn how to stand out from your competitors as a forward-thinking employer.

BirdDogHR understands the importance of recruiting qualified personnel to avoid safety issues and costly deadline delays. We also know what it means to onboard and retain all skilled employees, which is why BirdDogHR Talent Management System allows your company to recruit, onboard and engage employees simply and efficiently.