Find Skilled Labor
Where has the skilled trades talent gone?
In today’s competitive labor market, finding skilled workers is the most critical component for businesses success. Whether you’re a small shop or a 50+ truck company, having a team of talented and skilled people can make a huge difference. In this blog post, we’ll explore simple and effective ways to find skilled labor and build a team that helps your business grow.
- Figure Out What You Need: May sound simple, but this process is all too commonly overlooked. Before you start looking for skilled workers, it’s important to know exactly what skills and qualifications you’re looking for. Create a list of the absolute musts have skills and experience needed for the job. I mean – MUST HAVE – remember people can learn and you better be training. This step will help you attract the right people and make the hiring process easier.
- Use Online Job Websites: The internet is a great tool for finding skilled workers (obviously you’re on it right now). However, remember that not all job sites are built for all jobs. LinkedIn is great for hiring salespeople, Indeed for website developers, but neither for welders. This is why you need to use the right tool for the job. BlueRecruit was Built for the trades, it is all we do. Stop trying to drive in screws with hammers.
- Connect with People in Your Field: Meeting and connecting with people in your industry is a great way to find skilled workers. Go to conferences, seminars, and networking events. Building relationships with people who have the skills you need can lead to good recommendations. Join online groups and forums where professionals talk about their work.
- Work with Schools: Partnering with schools, like colleges or vocational schools, can help you find skilled workers. Attend career fairs, offer apprenticeships, and build connections with academic departments related to your industry. This gives you access to new talent and helps support the development of future skilled workers.
- Ask Your Employees: Your current employees are your single greatest resource for finding skilled workers (yup, even better than BlueRecruit). Set up a program where employees can recommend qualified candidates from their own networks. Give them rewards or recognition for successful referrals, creating a positive situation for everyone. After all, no one wants to work with a lazy jerk, so why would they recommend people that aren’t great!
Finding skilled workers is an ongoing process that needs a mix of old and new methods. By combining traditional and modern approaches, you can build a team of skilled individuals who will contribute to the success of your business. Take advantage of BlueRecruit’s specialized platform. Sign up now to run a free search and connect with skilled professionals in your area who can contribute to the growth of your business.