Projects are set, revenue is projected, calendars mapped out, and the budget for new hires has been approved. It’s time to scoop up the talent you need to meet your demanding 2018 goals. It’s a busy season to be shopping for high-quality construction talent, and candidates can afford to be selective. Seaton and Associates sources and speaks to thousands of construction candidates throughout the year, and here are a few things on their wishlists for 2018.
The suburbs are making a comeback in 2018. Due to rising housing costs in U.S. cities, such as New York, Austin, San Francisco and Boston, millennials and middle-class families are opting for suburban neighborhoods over urban living. “Home buyers are facing an 'affordability challenge,'" said Chief Economist Lawrence Yun of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). "The inventory shortage has been pushing prices up too fast beyond people's income growth."
New construction isn’t slowing down in 2018, and many companies are looking to staff up now to meet their contract demands for the new year. With thousands of construction-related job openings available across the country, you’ll need more than just your basic online job listing to attract the best talent. Whether you’re looking to fill entry-level positions or want to attract experienced professionals who may already have full-time jobs, putting a little extra effort into creating a compelling job listing can help you land the best candidate.
Employers across the country should know their state’s current Equal Pay Act and be aware of recent or upcoming amendments as it impacts requirements for record keeping, disclosure, anti-retaliation and what constitutes “equal” work.