So, you’ve identified that your company requires an extra set of skills to work on a specific project as none of your current staff have the capacity to up-skill or to take on additional tasks.
In short, you need to hire a new employee, but you don’t have a HR department and you are not sure which labour hire agency is best for you?
If you’ve been thinking about engaging a labour hire agency for the first time, you may feel a little uncertain about how to go about the process.
You need to choose the best-suited agency for your needs—but how do you know that you’re partnering with the right one? Here are five top tips for choosing the right labour hire agency for your organisation, and how this will help you find and recruit the best talent in the industry.
Top Qualities of a Great Labour Hire Agency
It’s important that you choose an agency that are experts within the industry. This means that not only will you benefit from the recruiters’ knowledge in the hiring market; you’ll also be dealing with a consultant who better understands what you’re looking for regarding skills and experience.
You’ll want to make sure you are working with a labour hire agency with in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and a proven reputation for providing quality candidates. Brix Projects is one of Sydney’s leading recruitment agencies, and with a deep understanding of:
- Building and Construction
As a client of a labour hire agency, the quality of customer service that you receive should be high. Excellent communication skills are also essential, so If you’re having difficulties reaching someone at the agency—even during the consultation stage— take it as a sign to look in a different direction for your staffing needs.
Health and Safety Focussed
Construction work is not without its dangers, so at Brix Project we have a strict health and safety policy in place to ensure the safety of our workers. This involves clear communication of the policy upon commencement along with ongoing training, compliance duties, measurable objectives and the provision of all necessary PPE gear. We make no compromises when it comes to safety.
Recruitment and Hiring Strategies
Asking a labour hire agency about its recruitment and hiring strategies before making a decision is a must. Many agencies, like Brix Projects use pre-screening tests and candidate verification steps to ensure that their candidates are as skilled as they say they are.
When it comes to selecting skilled workers, we never settle for second best. Our skilled workforce and our people are our best asset. So, we not only search for a strong work ethic and proven skills, but a close alignment with our values.
Asking to review these steps and strategies can give you great insight into how well the labour hire agency will work for you.
At the end of the day, the most important part of a labour hire agency is its pool of skilled workers. The primary goal of a good agency is to match you with the best-suited candidates.
Any reputable labour hire company will also go out their way to ensure their staff are happy. Here at Brix Projects we show our appreciation by offering fair and competitive wages (often above award rates), bonuses and the recognition they deserve. We care about our staff and candidates and will do everything we can to retain them and ensure their satisfaction.
Contact Brix Projects Today!
Looking to work with one of Sydney’s leading labour hire agencies? Contact Brix Projects today on 02 9326 to speak to our recruiters.