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Leveraging Temporary Workers: Adding to Your Skilled Workforce

There are many scenarios that bring a company to call on a temporary construction labor staffing agency for hiring skilled workers. An overwhelming project, extremely busy season or an employee’s departure can push a construction company to find leased or contract skilled trade employees quickly through a construction labor-focused agency.

While contract craftworkers are temporary to you, these employees are permanent employees of companies such as Tradesmen International. Incorporating a contract or “temporary” skilled labor staffing strategy can save you the costs of hiring a full-time employee for a short period of time. This is particularly true as we continue to contend with a severe skilled labor shortage nationally.

There are many other benefits to using temporary craftworkers. Up to 42 million people in the U.S. account for temporary labor. Filled with every kind of employee from construction workers to corporate executives, this employee pool has helped pull many companies through dire straits. The welfare of many important projects has been boosted with the arrival of temporary help. Additionally, many displaced workers have found refuge in the temporary labor industry. 

Companies like Tradesmen International have dispelled the conception that temporary construction workers are less skilled by ensuring their employees are face-to-face interviewed, reference checked, skilled tested and so on.

Benefits of Using Temporary Skilled Labor Staffing Solutions

Construction managers are constantly looking for skilled labor professionals to add to their construction project team. Finding qualified, proven workers is clearly challenging. Many jobs remain vacant for weeks, resulting in project delays. The amount of time it takes to screen candidates and check to make sure training and certifications are up to date puts a tremendous strain on contractors and on site management.

Plus, all of the paperwork involved with payroll and benefits slows down the hiring process, taking away precious building time. But thanks to construction staffing companies like Tradesmen International, project managers have access to hundreds of qualified, pre-screened, skilled craftworkers, who are ready to start work precisely as needed.

Craftworkers can take advantage of opportunities by partnering with a construction staffing agency. Joining Tradesmen’s skilled labor workforce offers many advantages, including:

  • Immediate and consistent work
  • Competitive wages with comprehensive benefits
  • Vacation pay and 401K retirement matching opportunities
  • Continued safety education
  • Professional growth development
  • Variety of construction projects with multiple contractors who focus on different work

There is no reason a shortage in skilled labor needs to delay construction projects. And there is no reason craftworkers need to go through long unemployment periods. Construction staffing services—firms like Tradesmen International, with tens of thousands of field-tested craftworkers employees in their database—are the solution to both of these problems.

Get Skilled, Flexible Construction Staffing Today

CORE+Flex, our tried-and-true skilled labor staffing strategy, is designed to help construction businesses thrive. With a CORE+Flex labor strategy, contractors find they can run with a leaner core workforce, comprised of the top A- and B-Player craftworkers. Through a close working relationship with Tradesmen nearly 200 local market service teams, contractors are able to supplement the leaner core workforce with proven, safety-minded trades on a just-in-time basis.

As workload diminishes to where the core can handle the work, Tradesmen employees are mobilized off the jobsite onto other projects around town. The consistent result of this flexing in and flexing out skilled trade strategy is optimized workforce productivity. Ultimately, this enables contractors to realize greatly improved profit margins.

Contact us to get access to skilled construction workers and to receive an evaluation of your workforce strategy—starting with a no-cost labor productivity analysis.

Devise a skilled staffing plan today

With a CORE + Flex skilled labor strategy, Tradesmen provides a no-cost labor productivity consultation.

We help contractors plan to run a lean staffing solution comprised of their core full-time workforce. 

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