How Do Construction Firms Get Workers for You? Permanent Placement and Temp-to-Hire Agreements

If it were not for the construction industry, you would never see the tall, imposing megastructures in the world today. Worse still, how could you set up your buildings and other structures considering how hard it is to find a reliable workforce today? Well, the good thing is that construction companies have taken the trouble of finding the right guys for various projects, saving you the hustle of finding a competent workforce all by yourself. So how do they do this? Here are two techniques:

Permanent Placement Agreements

Essentially, a permanent placement agreement is one where the construction company finds the desirable candidates and assigns them to various projects. This is done at a predetermined fee based on the annual salary of the employee(s) or a reasonable percentage acceptable to you and the company. In some cases, the fee can also be affected by the amount of retainer paid to the agent. This is basically the amount you pay the company to secure the services of the professional in question. Permanent placement agreements are used when dealing with workers with continuous roles in the course of the project. A good example of such people are structural engineers who assess the project and draw reports from time to time

In a permanent placement role, the aim is to find the best fit for the job. The company approaches passive candidates holding similar positions in competitor firms and projects, examines them and sees how much value they can add to your work. You get to benefit from people with lots of experience to handle a project of your magnitude.

Temp-to-Hire Agreements

Essentially, these temporary-to-hire agreements allow the construction company to try out workers on a temporary basis, and then decide if they will keep them on a more permanent engagement. The temporary assignment grants them a trial period, presenting an opportunity to determine if the worker(s) in question are a good fit for your work. Such workers deal with the less sensitive work or complex work only when they are under strict supervision. They are a cheap source of labour, unlike a case where you would have gone for experienced and established names in the business.

Certainly, temp-to-hire agreements are cheaper than permanent placements because the construction company will be open to negotiating prices, getting the job done and helping its people gain experience and build a reputation. They are also good in cases where you cannot afford the services of experienced and established contractors, firms and workers in the market.

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Construction Contractors: Dealing with Problems

Hello, there! My name is Debbie Jones. Welcome to my new blog which is all about the problems you can face if you own a property. Last year, I moved into a place in Sydney, Australia and almost immediately started having problems. The electrical system began to fail and I didn't know why. I called in an electrical contractor who examined the wiring and discovered that there was a leak in my roof which was allowing water to drip onto a fuse box. I called in a roofing contractor who advised that I have the entire roof replaced. I had this work carried out and then had the walls of the property reinforced in order to provent further problems.



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