Hiring is a big deal right now in the construction industry.
In fact, according to the Associated General Contractors of America recent “2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook,” 80% of contractors are planning on hiring this year. Moreover, of those that report that they’re hiring, 87% are finding it difficult to hire qualified craft workers and 62% are finding it difficult to hire professionals like estimators and projects managers. 81% think finding qualified craft workers will not get any easier in the coming months.
Essentially, the construction industry is hiring, it’s getting harder to find qualified workers of all kinds, and you’re having to work harder to lure those workers to your firms.
So what’s a firm to do? Instead of focusing on finding a perfect skills match, look for an ambitious team player. Check out our infographic below for more construction hiring best practices.
Are you hiring right now? Are you doing anything innovative to train or find new workers in the construction industry? Is this all malarkey to you? Tell us!