Get Flexible Staffing to Support Your Core Workers

Uncertainty has been a challenge during this crisis. No one knows exactly when a vaccine will be approved, when the virus will be eradicated, when states will open entirely or which businesses will reopen first. Despite this uncertainty, construction contractors are confidently managing their skilled labor workforce. They are immediately adopting a flexible staffing strategy known as CORE + Flex.

Their confidence in this skilled staffing strategy stems from successful implementation during the Great Recession in 2011–2016 as the crippled economy slowly rebounded. The difference between the current COVID-19 crisis and the Great Recession? It took years for construction and other industries to rebound after the recession, but today’s experts largely believe that our current economy will be fully operational in months—not years.

Therefore, construction contractors must plan now. They must adopt the CORE + Flex construction staffing strategy to optimize profit margins right out of the gate. Construction businesses halted entirely in some states and substantially in others. Contractors should waste no time optimizing their workforces to productively meet daily workload demand as the economy slowly opens.

Devise a Skilled Staffing Strategy with Tradesmen

Tradesmen’s CORE + Flex construction staffing strategy enables contractors to approach projects with a “smart staffing” mindset. Essentially, contractors at this time—and likely over the next 4–6 months—are hiring back only their best, A-player and top B-player craft workers.

As workload increases beyond what their top, full-time employees can handle, they rely on “Just-In-Time” contract skilled labor to help with workload spikes. When workload diminishes and they can no longer keep contract skilled labor working productively, they send them back. The result is a sustained and profitable work-to-skilled-worker balance.

How are contractors confident that Tradesmen can provide the right number of workers at the right skill level on a precisely as-needed basis? That is what our flexible staffing strategy is all about and why contractors are scheduling meetings now with their local Tradesmen offices.

Tradesmen consultants offer a no-charge Labor Productivity Analysis and show you exactly how a skilled staffing strategy will keep you profitable in the short- and long-term. Contact Tradesmen International to learn why and how you should immediately implement a CORE + Flex strategy.