Independent workers continue to grow and generations such as millennials and Gen Z have begun to enter the workforce. These individuals have increasingly turned to independent work to pursue passions, build on experiences, and to make more money in their next architecture career, construction management career, or civil engineering career.
To prepare, businesses can put policies and procedures in place that make your organization an attractive place for technical consulting and design professionals to work.
Reflect on overall experience
The new generation entering the workforce is focused on a cultural fit, the training involved, and the opportunity for growth. This requires businesses to adjust their strategy.
- Training: This generation wants to come in and do a really good job. They are very tech savvy, so focus on the soft skills these technical consulting and design professionals need to be successful.
- Reviews: Engage and empower them. Give feedback regularly, you’re not only managing their performance, but mentoring the start of their career. Every employee should feel important and feel that they are contributing to the business.
- Experience: Gen Z looks for a cultural fit. A fun place to work. Paid time off. Benefits. Socially connected to everyone. They’re looking at gaining value in there architecture career, construction management career, or civil engineering career.
Whether it is based on technical consulting projects or workload, businesses have begun to hire more and more individuals on a temporary basis. Either there is too much work or they have hired individuals who lack certain skills to complete a project. What businesses don’t realize is they are in critical need of the right design professional staff.
A staffing firm, like Resource Options supplements the workforce. They match the culture, processes and procedures of the clients and provide a candidate that meets the specific job requirements.
As independent workers become more common and complex project needs arise, businesses will need to find ways to produce results. Design recruiters provide that much needed help.
Businesses know they have a staffing need, but they don’t know the first steps to take in order to get the right people in the right places to complete a project.
Design recruiters at Resource Options sit down with a client to understand what the problem is, what the client is looking for, and what the clients’ long-term goals are. They focus on one industry, specialize in one area, and accept job orders specific to the client. They consider the culture of the client’s business, advocate what the client is looking for and build a relationship with a candidate that allows for an easy transition onto the jobsite.
With the addition of independent workers, businesses will need to plan. Businesses should adjust policies and procedures to attract technical consulting and design professionals. By instituting training programs, reviews, experience and utilizing a staffing firm; businesses will be able to retain top independent talent.
About the Author:
Michael Ruzich is the New Jersey Design Account Manager of Resource Options, Inc. Michael shares the benefits of businesses implementing new strategies and utilizing a staffing firm to prepare for the future of the workforce.
RESOURCE OPTIONS, INC. (ROI) is a full-service construction, design, environmental services staffing and emergency response firm. Founded in 1998, ROI provides customized staffing solutions to clients servicing the built and natural environment. Recognized on five different occasions by Inc. Magazine as one of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies”, ROI demonstrates a proven ability to deliver highly qualified candidates in a timely fashion.
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