Construction and field services companies currently have it tough when it comes to maintaining a healthy workforce. Labor shortages mean it’s getting harder and harder to recruit, onboard and retain construction employees. In fact, more than half of all construction companies are having a hard time filling both salaried and hourly positions. Reasons for the labor shortage include a reduced number of workers entering the field, mass retirement of Baby Boomers and shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports. Updating your hiring practices, including recruiting and onboarding, can not only attract better workers, but keep them on the job longer.
Employee experience is currently driving the job market, skilled laborers – already in high demand – have their pick of opportunities. Learn how to improve recruiting and onboarding for better employee retention.