As business owners you are constantly faced with the following questions:
Do I Have The Right People On My Team?
Where Do You FIND Good People?
How Do You KEEP Good People?
7 TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR STAFFING IS CORRECT
Identify the major skills needed to perform the jobs within your company. In construction, your people are your business. Assess whether your current team is proficient in skills needed.
Be honest about the performance misses of your team- are you always having to re-do work for clients? On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest- how would you rate the skills of your team? How would your primary customers rate the skills of your employees?
Ensure employees have a work ethic that matches the needs of your company? Do your workers deliver projects on time and under budget? Do you spend a lot of time micro-managing your employees and ensuring they complete tasks?
Assess whether your selection of employees are based on subjective criteria- family or friends relationships or are they truly the best people for the job.
Constantly look to identify good skilled people. Go to job fairs, outreach events, trade schools etc. to identify good candidates.
Don’t be afraid to hire younger employees. It is true millennials and Generation X are motivated by different reward system but be realistic- the construction industry workers are getting older. Don’t let your key resources leave without training newer workers. Are you cultivating leadership?
Pay your employees a fair wage- know the guidelines by state and skill category. For federal contracts, you must adhere to Davis-Back contractor labor regulations.
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