Construction contractors are looking for ways to boost profit margins and reduce labor costs. For Mike Harris, director of field operations at Carl A. Nelson & Company, Tradesmen International provided the benefits of a CORE+Flex labor staffing strategy, including safety-minded, as-needed skilled craftsmen who have the expertise to get the job done on time and within budget.
“We always know we’re going to get skilled craftsmen at good rates,” said Harris. “We use Tradesmen to keep our costs down and boost margins.”
Watch the video and keep reading to learn more about how Tradesmen’s flex staffing strategy can help you meet workload demand and positively impact profit margins.
What Is Our Flex Skilled Labor Strategy?
For two decades, Tradesmen has provided the skilled craftsmen contractors rely on for safety, productivity and craftsmanship. Our proven CORE+Flex labor staffing strategy balances work-to-worker ratios and helps contractors increase profit margins immediately and over time. It’s a workforce strategy that Harris returns to time and time again.
“The CORE+Flex strategy is something that Carl A. Nelson & Company has used for quite a while,” said Harris.
Trained staffing representatives at Tradesmen help contractors, project managers, and field operators like Harris plan a lean staffing solution built on a foundation of their full-time A- and B-level workforce and supported by contingent skilled craftsmen.
The most profit-draining and least productive C-level workers do not return to a contractor’s full-time team. This type of workforce strategy enables contractors to approach projects with a “smart staffing” mindset.
How Does Our Flexible Workforce Model Work?
Tradesmen’s staffing strategy is designed to help you bring in contract, skilled craftsmen who can support your core workforce when workload increases. These craft professionals help you meet demand on a precisely as-needed basis. Harris is pleased with the flexibility Tradesmen provides.
“We have our core number of guys working for us that we know we can keep busy,” said Harris. “Then as jobs ramp up and we need additional manpower, we turn to Tradesmen for those needs.”
Plus, when contractors no longer need flexible contingent staffing, they may send Tradesmen’s full-time craftsmen back—and rely on their best workers to fulfill project demands.
Learn More About Flexible Construction Staffing for Your Workforce
Tradesmen International provides a proven CORE+Flex labor staffing strategy. It all starts with a no-cost labor productivity analysis. Contact us today to develop a lean staffing strategy and request a free labor productivity analysis and consultation.