We are aware of a global phishing scam with employees from companies impersonated across email, WhatsApp, and Telegram.We are confident that no PageGroup system has been breached. Find out how to protect yourself and the signs to look out for
Browse our jobs and apply for your next role.
Reach out to us or discover some great insights that could help you fill your next vacancy.
PageGroup changes lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential.
We find the best talent for our clients and match candidates to their ideal jobs.
It’s no secret that the U.S. construction industry is facing a notable staffing challenge. Even though the number of professionals in construction has grown to pre-pandemic levels, skilled workers that can keep projects moving on time and on budget are difficult to come by. So, ensuring that you can bring them on board when you do find them is essential.
That is more easily said than done right now, though, as the makings of an attractive offer have changed substantially. Workers do not want the same things as they once did, and businesses need to rethink their offerings to hire successfully and maintain employee satisfaction. Michael Page is calling this complete shift in workers’ demands and attitudes, “The Invisible Revolution,” and it is something that those hiring in the construction industry should be aware of.
Michael Page has recently conducted a global study across all sectors of thousands of professionals— the largest of its kind — in order to gain valuable insight into the mindset of workers and how it has changed.
Here are the four things we learned from the survey of construction professionals, and how you can respond:
There will always be people looking for a new job, but the “grass is always greener” mindset is even stronger now. Of the people we surveyed, 84% of those working in construction said that they were open to new opportunities.
This means that right now is actually a great time to be hiring, especially if you have a strong employee value proposition (EVP) and a well-thought-out recruitment process. At the same time, retaining your best people is going to be difficult if you do nothing differently. You will have to make an effort to both retain and attract talent, which makes understanding the employee mindset essential.
In the past, we’ve seen employees stay put during periods of economic troubles, as they were usually nervous to make job changes or take risks. This is not the case anymore, as 52% of construction professionals said they are more likely to look for a new job when the economy is performing poorly.
Simply put, if someone is unhappy or gets a better offer, they are very likely to make a move, regardless of the macroeconomic environment.
Of those construction professionals we surveyed, 53% said work-life balance is the most important factor in their job satisfaction. This means that for many, salary now ranks as second priority. Consider this when making offers or building out your EVP, as high salaries alone will not be enough to maintain or grow your team.
An overwhelming 75% of construction professionals told us they are seeking flexibility in their working hours. While this may not be realistic on construction sites, those roles that operate primarily in offices (such as estimators or project managers) could benefit from some control over their hours.
This can be extremely impactful for people with family responsibility, or personal commitments outside of work. Being too firm and rigid with hours and office attendance could drive your best talent away.
For more insights from our recent global study around employee attitudes and this overall change in workplace culture, read our report, The Invisible Revolution.
Download the Full Report
To begin a conversation about your hiring needs with one of our expert consultants, please request a call back today.
Uncover key insights from the world's largest talent survey.
Fill out our form and we will call you back to discuss your recruitment needs.
Find out exactly what you should be offering top talent with our 2023 Salary Guides.
This website has app functionality. Add it to your home screen for fast access and offline features.