With the labor gap, the job market for the trades is more candidate-driven right now – especially for the most talented. In addition, 73% of candidates in all industries are passive job seekers! Which means that they’re generally not desperate to get hired and can choose the positions that they really want. Top candidates, in particular, will only stay in a job search for about 10 days – which means if you want the best, you really have to be on it! That’s why it helps to have recruiters like Madden to make sure that the craftsmen you are looking for don’t slip through the cracks. Here are some of the things that we do for employers like you on a day to day basis:
Collaborating with Hiring Managers
We spend many days of the week talking with our employer clients to find out exactly what you’re looking for. It’s important to us that we understand exactly the kind of candidate that will fit well in your environment – from both a skills and values perspective- before and during the job search process.
We know that one of the biggest reasons you hire us is to sift through the resumes and find the ones that are truly the best match for your job opening. We spend a lot of time responding to email alerts and notifications from qualified candidates too. There’s no need for you to take time away from your building projects when we can do that for you.
The best candidates are often already employed. In fact, 75% aren’t actively searching, so we have to find them for you! It’s effective for us to go out and meet people both in person and online. We commonly use LinkedIn, Social Media, and google to search for the best craftsmen possible for the job you need to fill.
We also have a pool of craftsmen that have worked with us in the past. So, much of our days are spent calling and messaging candidates that match specific jobs that you have openings for, both from our pool and from the talent search we’ve done.
We’ll often do brief phone conversations to screen a candidate and make sure that they’re qualified for the job. We also like to find out what they really want in a job too, so that we know it’s good match on both sides.
Once we’ve found some good candidates with potential, we follow up with you to get the top qualified candidates interviewed as soon as possible, so that you don’t lose the opportunity to hire the best.
We also do all the details of credit and reference checks, to make sure that there are no surprises.
This is the best part! We enjoy making offers and seeing both craftsmen candidates and employer clients both happy with the results.
If you’re not happy with the hiring process that you’ve been executing on your own, and need help to find the craftsmen you need, let Madden help! Call us to get the best possible match to what you’re looking for.