Making It Rain in a Construction Labor Drought
How Trade Partnerships & Talent Development Will Change Your Employment Forecast
Whether you’ve experienced dwindling employment applications, a lack of management-level talent, and/or delayed or canceled work yourself, you’ve likely already felt the widening shortage of skilled workers in some capacity.
With more students being pushed to pursue bachelor’s degrees for white-collar jobs and the growing number of construction projects nationwide, recruiting a skilled workforce for your business is becoming increasingly challenging. In fact, the Associated General Contractors of America reported that 70% of construction companies nationwide are having difficulty finding qualified workers.
Not having enough workers on hand may cause long-term harm to your business, as you may not be able to effectively bid on projects. To survive the skilled labor drought, your business must adapt to modern recruiting and workforce trends, which revolve heavily around training and education.
In a recent bylined article published in the March issue of Construction Business Owner, Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance’s Executive Vice President Mardee Billingsley shares several strategies that can help companies in the construction industry more effectively recruit—and retain—a skilled workforce.