As the challenges to find experienced heavy industrial and commercial trades escalate, more and more contractors are incorporating contract labor into their staffing strategies.  These contractors are treating staffing firms as extensions of their internal HR operations and have, as a result, optimized project work-to-worker ratios, and bottom lines.

Ed Rojeck, Director of Marketing for Tradesmen International sat down with Frank Muscarella, Tradesmen’s Vice President of Resource Development, to discuss how staffing firms are able to deliver 10, 40, upwards of 300 hard-to-find trades – i.e., welders, turbine mechanics, licensed electricians, pipefitters – to client jobsites even as the labor shortage looms large.

With a combined 40+ years in the construction staffing arena, Ed and Frank discuss common misconceptions about staffing resources and work to dispel these apprehensions.  Specifically:

  • “We don’t need a staffing partner. We handle all our skilled manpower internally.”
  • “If we use you, what value does the HR Department have in our company?”
  • “Contract skilled labor is less qualified – temp guys are low-end workers who can’t find work.”
  • “I can get employees for less than what I would pay a staffing agency.”
  • “Contract employees are not as safe as permanent workers.”

Learn how real partnerships with construction staffing firms enable contractors to take their minds off the staffing dilemma and focus more on managing their projects while helping them meet key business objectives, such as:

  • Optimizing project workforce skill level
  • Heightening workforce productivity levels
  • Reducing labor and labor-related costs

You can watch the full webinar replay on ABC’s Academy.  If you do not have member login information, please email academy@abc.org and include your name, company and ABC Chapter to receive your login.  If you are not an ABC member, email Margaret.Koehler@tradesmeninternational.com for login information.