As a leading Labour Hire Agency in Sydney our consultants often get asked by jobseekers what it is that makes a great labour hire worker and what qualities and attributes do we look out for when sourcing talent for our clients?
There are certain traits that are important to all employers regardless of your role or what industry you work in. However, in order to become a great labour hire worker who is constantly in demand and is offered regular work that pays well, there are 8 easy steps that you can follow that will guarantee your success.
Improve your communication
The ability to communicate well with others is essential and can improve the way you operate through your personal life and on a professional level. It is vital that you are able to communicate and build relationships with managers and fellow workers on site, as well as make a great impression when you meet recruiters and clients for the first time.
Focus on being a team player
Everyone on a construction sites plays a different but vital role within the team. During your working day you will spend time working alone as well as alongside other tradesman , it is important that you have the ability to support other team members and work together to achieve the same goal, which is to complete projects within the constraints of time, budget and quality.
Always have a positive attitude
A positive attitude makes you happier and more resilient, it improves your relationships, and it even increases your chances of landing a great job. If you show you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude , employers will chose your personality over someone else who is difficult to work with, lacks motivation and overall has a negative attitude to their work.
Ensure you are willing to go the extra mile
In order to get noticed as a great labour hire worker, doing the bare minimum is not enough. Whilst working on site you need to be willing to put that extra bit of effort in either by looking out for additional tasks, helping team members or volunteering your strengths. This will help ensure the success of a project and will mean that you stand out as a hard worker and increase your chances of securing a regular job.
Flexibility is enormously important when it comes to being a great labour hire worker, as your ability to adapt and be able to deal with unexpected challenges quickly, calmly and efficiently can have an enormous effect on the outcome of a project.
Flexibility is also important when your Labour Hire Manager places you on a client’s site that may require you to travel further than you usually do. If you are willing to be flexible and help your manager our this will never go unnoticed and will stand you in good stead for the future.
It is important more than ever for construction workers to continue developing skills and certifications as the battle to secure a job on a major project is at an all-time high. Having the skills to use the latest technology will help ensure ongoing employment and career development opportunities in today’s competitive market.
Honesty is the best policy
Most of us have bent the truth from time to time to avoid difficult situations. However, when it comes to being a reliable labour hire worker you will be in greater demand if you are honest and open with your manager. If you are going to be late to site or if you need to take a day off then it is always better to be honest. Your manager will be able to trust you and trust is the basis for all working relationships.
Organisation is key
Make sure you are always on the ball when it comes to starting a new job, plan your route to work so that you always arrive 10 minutes early to site. Make sure you arrive on site with the correct PPE, your white card, certificates and a timesheet for you manager to sign at the end of each day.
Because the Labour hire industry moves so fast, always remember to keep your phone with you and check in with your labour hire manager at the end of the week to find out if the client needs you back on the same job or you are required to work on a new site.
If you are currently looking for work in construction Brix Projects would love to hear from you.
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