​Construction contractors are looking for flexible workforce strategies to support their projects as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease up, the economy rebounds and construction ramps up. They implemented our flexible skilled staffing strategy during the years following the Great Recession—and many are turning to Tradesmen’s CORE+Flex workforce model to right-size their workforce again now.

What Is Our Flex Skilled Labor Strategy?

Tradesmen International provides a recession-proven CORE+Flex labor staffing strategy that balances work-to-worker ratios and helps increase profit margins immediately and over time. Our trained staffing representatives help contractors plan a lean staffing solution built on a foundation of their full-time A- and B-level workforce and supported by contingent skilled craftsmen.

How Does Our Flexible Workforce Model Work?

As project workloads exceed what your best workers can handle, Tradesmen’s staffing strategy is designed to help you bring it in contract, skilled craftsmen. These craft professionals help you meet workload demand on a precisely as-needed basis. If you no longer need flexible contingent staffing, you may send Tradesmen’s full-time craftsmen back to us—and rely on your best workers to fulfill project demands.

Benefits of a Flexible Workforce

As a result of the CORE+Flex workforce strategies we’ve devised for our clients, contractors experience substantial profit margin gains and reduced labor costs. The CORE+Flex strategy also helps sustain a balanced work-to-worker ratio for optimized workforce productivity.

  1. Increased Profit Margins
    Tradesmen’s representatives receive extensive training and have deep expertise in “Construction Labor Management.” This enables them to work with local contractors, review historical company data, and analyze current staffing strategies to devise a plan that is both more efficient and more profitable.
  2. Reduced Labor Costs
    When you combine your own permanent A- and B-level workers with contingent, flexible staffing professionals, you can reduce your workers’ compensation costs and exposure. At Tradesmen International, we cover all our skilled craftsmen under our workers’ compensation insurance, as well as benefits and unemployment costs. Additionally, the CORE+Flex workforce model greatly minimizes your hiring and payroll costs for short-term workers.
  3. Increased Productivity
    A CORE+Flex staffing strategy not only increases profit margins but also project efficiency and quality. Flexible staffing ensures you don’t need to bring back your lowest performing workers. With Tradesmen’s flexible workforce model, you rely on our best available full-time “temporary” craftsmen to help you reach project goals and workload demand.

    As a result, you’ll never need to employ the most profit-draining, C-level workers. Instead, run lean and mean with just A- and B-level workers—your safest, most productive and most skilled trades. A custom CORE+Flex strategy enables you to maximize productivity through an optimized work-to-worker plan.

 

Learn More About a CORE+Flex Staffing Strategy for Your Workforce

Tradesmen International provides a recession-proven CORE+Flex labor staffing strategy, starting with a no-cost labor productivity analysis, to help your business survive and thrive. Contact us today to devise a lean staffing strategy and request a free labor productivity analysis and consultation.