Often the success of a construction project comes down to one element: the employees. You could have the best materials, environment, weather conditions and plans but, if the quality of the workers isn't up to standard, the end product obviously won't cut the mustard.
This makes the process of recruitment all the more important. However, when it comes to larger construction projects, you might have to look outside your team to ensure you have all the hands required.
So do you expand your roster permanently or hire temporary labour hire? Here are three reasons to look at temporary employees as your solution.
1) Cost savings
It's vital to remember temporary workers should be able to provide all the necessary skills and qualifications that a full-time member posesses. However, this is at a percentage of the cost.
For short term roles of less than six months, it is more cost-efficient to hire a temporary worker.
For short-term roles of less than six months, it is more cost-efficient to hire a temporary worker. Design & Construct is responsible for all the financial burden and processes surrounding recruitment, including screening and testing.
This way, construction firms can concentrate on other important aspects and be safe in the knowledge that Design & Construct provides a quality temporary labour solution.
2) Scouting for the future
With construction in Australia ramping up, the need for quality employees has never been greater. According to KPMG's 2015 Global Construction Project Owner's Survey: Climbing the Curve, talent shortages are an ongoing challenge and a major cause of project failures.
To ensure your firm doesn't suffer from a talent shortage or hiring the wrong person, it might pay to test out a temporary worker. You can then gauge their suitability for the role without the responsibility of having to fire them if it doesn't work. It also allows the business to scout for other candidates while still completing projects on time.
3) Varied skills
Another benefit to hiring temporary workers is that your business can benefit from a wide range of skills. If they've been a temporary employee for many years, there is the strong possibility that they've been involved in a number of different projects and have learnt valuable skills.
This in comparison to someone that you've hired yourself who only holds the skills provided through training and on-site opportunities.
Design & Construct have a number of talented temporary staff available. To access these individuals, contact our expert consultancy team today.