Attracting And Retaining The Best Quality Labour Force For Your Company

April 7, 2021

According to Buildforce Canada, anticipated labor gaps in Alberta will increase to 21,100 by 2028. Severe labor shortages have made it extremely difficult for companies to recruit and retain top talent resulting in longer completion times for projects or the cancellation of the projects altogether. With the existing workforce aging towards retirement and a deficiency of strategies to attract students into training programs and careers in construction, companies are faced with hiring from a limited talent pool and employing workers that lack the required skills to complete these projects efficiently and safely. The promising growth of new construction projects presents many exciting opportunities, but it can also create challenges to staff these projects with qualified, skilled workers.

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Matrix Labour Leasing is one of the leading staffing agencies in Calgary. If you are a construction professional seeking a short-term labor job or a permanent placement, we are committed to matching our employees with great companies and positioning them for skill development, career advancement, and ultimate success. If you are an employer looking to grow your workforce with the industry's top labourers, Matrix Labour Leasing can help you find the best talent through a streamlined recruiting process. 

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How To Attract And Retain A Quality Labour Force

Employee turnover can significantly impact the bottom line of your business. It can take anywhere from $7,000-$14,000 to replace a typical employee depending on the industry. Labor shortages also have a huge impact on construction costs, the safety of employees, and the ability to meet critical deadlines. Hiring unqualified workers will result in increased risk at your worksites, compromise the safety, and impact the overall quality of your project. Hiring skilled workers is extremely critical to gaining a competitive advantage and creating an environment that encourages employee retention.


Offer Employee Benefits

Almost 80% of employees said they would prefer additional benefits to a higher salary and almost 60% reported that attractive benefit packages positively impact employer loyalty. Offering benefits to your employees will show that you are not only invested in their health and well-being but also their future. Healthier employees also result in reduced losses for your business, improving your bottom line. The benefits you offer your employees will also help differentiate yourself from your competition and ensure you keep attracting and retaining the industry’s most skilled workers.

Reach Out To Local Students

Local Universities and High Schools offer a great opportunity to find potential employees. Participate in job fairs and reach out to local schools to offer presentations about the amazing opportunities and career paths the construction industry has to offer. Not many students understand or know about the potential career opportunities within the construction industry, therefore many construction jobs get overlooked and result in skilled labor shortages. By educating students, you will increase their interest and knowledge about construction, engage with a new potential talent pool, and help students navigate training and certifications. Internships, co-ops, and apprenticeship agreements can also help you connect with potential labour resources.

Foster A Safe And Positive Workplace Culture

Almost 80% of employees said they would prefer additional benefits to a higher salary and almost 60% reported that attractive benefit packages positively impact employer loyalty. Offering benefits to your employees will show that you are not only invested in their health and well-being but also their future. Healthier employees also result in reduced losses for your business, improving your bottom line. The benefits you offer your employees will also help differentiate yourself from your competition and ensure you keep attracting and retaining the industry’s most skilled workers.

Offer Career Path Opportunities

Hard-working employees are looking to advance their careers and expand their skill sets. When they are looking for employment,, they are looking for a company that will allow them to grow and offer opportunities to progress their career. Invest in your employees by discussing their career goals and let new employees know about all advancement opportunities in the construction industry. Helping your employees advance their careers will help build loyalty and encourage them to work even harder knowing you will be there to help them reach their career goals.
 

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Matrix Labour Leasing specializes in construction staffing and short-term labor placement, helping our clients attract the best-skilled workers for their company. We also help those in search of construction jobs such as carpenters and plumbers find positions with the right companies to help advance their careers to the next level.
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FAQs

What are some of the benefits of outsourcing my companies hiring needs?

Hiring professionals who have already invested in getting to know quality candidates will save you the time and money of a recruitment process and ensure you get the most qualified workers for your company. Another benefit to outsourcing is the option to scale up or down on recruitment activity and resources to fit the specific needs of different projects within the construction industry.

Do other industries other than construction use outsourcing to find employees?

Yes. Many other industries utilize the benefits of outsourcing their employees. For example, companies that need to scale their employee base up or down for certain projects or multiple times a year will use a staffing agency to help find new employees. Trying to constantly expand or contract your labor force requires significant time and effort and can result in the hiring of unqualified workers. Partnering with a staffing agency with the expertise to find skilled employees will save you the time and money that can be better spent elsewhere.

What are my rights as a temporary worker?

Temporary workers have the same rights and protection as full-time, permanent employees and are protected under the Employment Standards Act. You will still have the right to overtime pay, breaks, and vacation

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