The home building industry is on the rise, with over 1.4 million housing completions in March 2023 alone. But with growth comes increased competition for home builders to find top talent. Implementing innovative strategies to attract employees can help your construction business thrive in the competitive market.
Know Your Brand
Having a strong brand for your business is essential for many reasons. It is especially important to attract and keep top talent. Your company’s reputation and image in your market can influence who applies for open positions, and who ultimately stays with your company for the long haul.
To highlight your brand to potential candidates, promote your company’s values throughout the recruiting process. You can do this by showcasing success stories and testimonials from current employees and an outline of your company culture and values on social media, your website, and industry publications where you would attract talent.
Competitive Compensation & Benefits
Competitive pay and benefits are important for any employer, but especially in growth industries. Potential candidates in the building sector have a wide variety of companies to work for, and they will want to know what you can offer compared to your competitors.
Conduct market research to ensure that your salary ranges align with industry standards. Consider offering performance-based incentives to motivate employees and reward their achievements. Besides financial compensation, you can also emphasize:
- Flexible working hours
- Remote positions
- Healthcare options
- Wellness benefits
- Retirement savings
- Professional development and training
Keep With the Times
New technology and other innovations are constantly arriving in the home building industry. If you choose to embrace the changes and incorporate innovation into your company, it will attract top talent. Top candidates are likely looking for companies willing to:
- Invest in modern construction technology tools and software that can streamline processes and improve efficiency.
- Adopt sustainable and eco-friendly practices to align with the growing demand for environmentally responsible construction.
- Embrace technological advancements to enhance productivity.
Staying up to date with trends and technology attracts professionals who are eager to work with cutting-edge solutions in the construction industry.
Use a Recruiter or Staffing Agency
Staffing agencies specializing in the building industry have deep knowledge and understanding of the sector. They are well-versed in the specific roles, skills, and qualifications required for success. Working with a recruiter or staffing agency can attract top talent because they will have a single point of contact, and someone to lead them through the process.
Staffing agencies also take a proactive approach and keep a talent pipeline. They actively engage with passive candidates who may not be actively searching for job opportunities but possess valuable skills and experience. By leveraging these recruitment strategies, staffing agencies can bring qualified candidates to your company’s attention, even before positions become available.
And, their expertise enables them to identify candidates who possess the right combination of technical knowledge and industry experience to benefit your business.
Attracting top talent in the home building industry requires a strategic approach. If you are searching for stellar candidates for your new home community, Smart Staffing Solutions can help you find everyone from sales associates to maintenance staff. Contact us today to learn more.
PR Newswire. United States Construction Industry Databook Report 2023. Accessed May 14, 2023.