construction recruitment guide means finding competent, hard workers who’ll get the job done — not ones who’ll slack off or bring down morale. But it’s harder than ever right now to find good construction workers. Meanwhile, high turnover, dubious workers’ comp claims, and the massive amount of time you’re sinking into hiring might all be holding your business back, or even crushing it completely.


We’re going to go through exactly what you need to do to find high-quality, motivated construction workers

— who’ll want to stick around for years to come.

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Today’s Construction Recruitment Challenges

Whether you run a small renovation company or you’re part of a Bechtel-sized behemoth, severe construction recruiting challenges are hampering your efforts.

It’s Harder Than Ever to Find Workers

With Associated Builders and Contractors predicting a shortfall of 546,000 construction workers in 2023, recruitment is a huge challenge for many construction companies. You might be tempted to hire sketchy or poorly skilled workers to make up for the shortage.

Workers’ Comp Claims are Crushing Your Business

Of course, you want to pay out legitimate workers’ comp claims. But if unethical employees are claiming workers’ comp for injuries that don’t exist, that’s a massive burden on your business.

Turnover is Sky High

Turnover remains high in construction, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that 221,000 workers left their construction roles in May 2022, and 227,000 in May 2023. High turnover means you might barely get someone trained before they leave for another role.

Hiring Is a Massive Time Investment

Hiring in any industry takes time. And with the current state of the construction industry, it can take countless hours to find even a halfway decent pool of candidates for your company.

How to Find Better Construction Candidates

Getting construction recruitment right means you’ll have top-notch candidates: hard workers with all the skills you need to complete your construction projects on time and within budget.

By using the right ATS/CRM software, carrying out integrity tests (incredibly vital but often skipped), deliberately boosting your employer brand, writing engaging job descriptions and job ads (and getting your ads in the right places), you’ll be off to a great start.

Once you’ve got a solid pool of applicants, you can save significant amounts of time by pre-screening candidates. Next, finding the right interview questions and encouraging referrals from existing employees are worth their weight in composite decking. It sounds like a lot — but with the right tools, construction hiring will be far easier than you think. Let’s take a look.

Partner With the Right CRM/ATS

Good construction recruitment guide starts with an excellent CRM (candidate relationship management) or ATS (applicant tracking software) tool. The best software combines elements of both, letting you track applications from the job ad to the final offer. They’ll also let you easily and proactively communicate with candidates, store paperwork securely, and even save past candidates’ resumes for future roles. 

If you’re running a small construction company, you might think you can manage everything through email and spreadsheets — or even with pen and paper. But small companies, with very little time to spare, have everything to gain from the time-saving benefits of a full-featured ATS like Discovered – Performance Hiring Software.

Integrity Test

Integrity tests are a special type of pre-employment assessment. They’re amazingly powerful for finding better, more honest employees — and dramatically curbing fraudulent work comp claims. Here’s a case study of Concrete Company, a 100-employee company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, showing the difference integrity testing makes:

You can use integrity tests right at the application stage. A simple 8-minute integrity test, like the one used by Concrete Company, lets you:

  • Lower Turnover:

    Candidates with high integrity stick around for much longer than those with low integrity.

  • Improve Company Culture:

    You need a positive company culture, so you’ll have to steer clear of workers who have a hostile attitude toward authority, bullying tendencies, or a propensity to stir up drama.

  • Lower Workers’ Comp Claims:

    Are some of your employees falsely claiming workers’ comp? With integrity testing, you’ll avoid hiring cheats and liars in the first place.

  • Get Better Results:

    You don’t want a project manager who’ll quietly leave issues off the punch list, hoping they won’t be noticed until long after the project ends. Similarly, you can’t have a foreman who’ll fudge the daily reports to avoid mentioning problems. When you hire honest workers who’ll be upfront about issues, you can address them and get an excellent end result.

All this is proven by research. Discovered has 1.5 million data points across 40 years of history delivering pre-employment testing. Every single time the integrity testing tool is implemented, we see these same positive outcomes.

Integrity testing will give a huge boost to your hiring efforts. You can instantly rule out undesirable candidates and move forward with the rest.

Boost Your Employer Brand

Your employer brand is different from your company brand. Your company brand is who you are to clients and the public, like AECOM is known for major projects like The Grand in LA, and highly rated as one of Fortune’s most admired companies

Your employer brand is what past, present, and potential employees think of you. Get a quick sense of your employer brand by taking a look at reviews on GlassDoor (where employees have mixed views on AECOM’s work/life balance). 

To improve your employer brand or boost it, you can:

Create a Company Careers Page

Your careers page should offer clear, attractive information about open positions in your construction company. Discovered — Performance Hiring Software lets you easily create a professional-looking careers page, even if you’re running a small, local construction business. Here’s how:

Improve Your Employee Relations

You want current employees to say good things about you. Something that seems small to you, like a developmental award (received by only half of construction employees) might mean a lot to your workers.

Sweeten the Deal for Candidates

A signing bonus or a good benefits package can make a world of difference to potential construction workers. Financial rewards for construction workers are seen as the most important by those workers, yet 25% of construction workers said they’ve never received financial rewards. This gives you a real chance to stand out.

Write an Engaging Construction Worker Job Description

An engaging job description should describe what your tile setters or surveyors will do on a day-to-day basis — and what success looks like.

You can write your own or use ChatGPT to come up with the perfect job description for any construction role. Here’s an example:


Write an engaging job description for a bricklayer for a small local construction company (50 workers). They should have good physical stamina and attention to detail.

ChatGPT Response:

Job Title: Experienced Bricklayer - Crafting Foundations for Our Community

Are you a master of brick and mortar? Do you take pride in creating strong and aesthetically pleasing structures that stand the test of time? If so, our small local construction company is searching for a skilled and dedicated Bricklayer to join our close-knit team of builders. As a key player in our construction projects, you will be crafting the very foundations that shape our community.

About Us:

At [Company Name], we're more than just a construction company; we're creators of dreams. With a team of 50 passionate workers, we have been weaving the fabric of our community, one brick at a time, for over a decade. From quaint homes to innovative commercial spaces, we take immense pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned us a reputation as one of the most trusted construction companies in the area.


As an experienced Bricklayer, your work will be at the core of our construction endeavors. You will be entrusted with the following responsibilities:

  • Laying Solid Foundations: Meticulously lay bricks and blocks to construct sturdy and structurally sound walls, foundations, chimneys, and other brickwork elements, following architectural plans and specifications.
  • Precision and Detail: Paying utmost attention to detail, ensure that each brick is carefully aligned and positioned to create a visually appealing and uniform appearance.
  • Adhering to Safety Standards: Comply with all safety protocols and regulations to create a safe working environment for yourself and your team members.
  • Material Management: Efficiently handle and manage materials, ensuring minimum wastage and cost-effective use of resources.
  • Collaborative Teamwork: Work in close coordination with other construction professionals, such as masons, carpenters, and project managers, to ensure seamless integration of brickwork into the overall construction process.
  • Problem Solving: Tackle unexpected challenges that may arise during construction, finding creative and efficient solutions to keep the project on track.


  • Proven Experience: A solid track record as a Bricklayer with at least [X] years of experience, showcasing your ability to create impeccable brickwork structures.
  • Physical Stamina: Possess excellent physical fitness, as the job requires heavy lifting, bending, and working in various weather conditions.
  • Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail, ensuring precise brick alignment and uniformity in the finished product.
  • Technical Knowledge: Familiarity with different types of bricks, blocks, mortar, and construction techniques.
  • Safety-Conscious: Prioritize safety at all times, adhering to industry-specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Team Player: Strong communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse team.
  • Reliability: Punctuality, dedication, and a strong work ethic are essential traits we value in our team members.


As a valued member of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Opportunities for skill development and growth within the company.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment where your contributions are recognized and appreciated.
  • The satisfaction of seeing your craftsmanship leave a lasting mark on our community.

Join our passionate team and be part of creating lasting legacies through brick and mortar. Together, we'll continue to build the foundation for a brighter future.

To apply, please submit your updated resume and a cover letter detailing your experience as a bricklayer and your passion for craftsmanship.

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Or, you can write your job description automatically using a construction CRM like Discovered that offers an integrated AI.

Write a Compelling Construction Worker Job Ad

Your job advertisement isn’t the same thing as your job description. The job ad needs to sell construction workers on joining your company. It’s what you’ll be publishing to job boards like Indeed, LinkedIn, and CareerBuilder. ChatGPT can write the job ad for you. If you’ve already got a job description from ChatGPT, it’s as easy as this:


Write a compelling job ad based on that job description. Include the salary range ($45,000–$50,000) and mention that there's a signing bonus of $5,000.

ChatGPT Response:

Job Ad: Experienced Bricklayer Wanted - Join Our Visionary Construction Team!

Are you a skilled Bricklayer with a passion for crafting enduring structures that stand as a testament to your artistry? If you have a keen eye for detail and are eager to be part of a close-knit construction company, look no further! [Company Name] is seeking an experienced Bricklayer to leave an indelible mark on our community through your craftsmanship.

About Us:

[Company Name] is not just another construction company; we are visionaries and creators. With over a decade of excellence, our team of 50 dedicated workers has woven dreams into reality, shaping our community one brick at a time. From charming homes to cutting-edge commercial spaces, we have built a reputation for quality, precision, and customer satisfaction.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

As our Bricklayer, you will be at the heart of our construction projects, using your expertise to:

  • Lay bricks and blocks with precision to create solid foundations, walls, chimneys, and more.
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a visually stunning and uniform finish.
  • Embrace safety protocols, creating a secure working environment for you and your team.
  • Manage materials efficiently, minimizing waste and maximizing cost-effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with fellow construction professionals to seamlessly integrate brickwork into projects.
  • Tackle challenges head-on, finding innovative solutions to keep our projects on track.


  • Proven experience as a Bricklayer with at least [X] years in the field.
  • Excellent physical stamina, able to handle the demands of the job with ease.
  • A keen eye for detail, ensuring each brick aligns flawlessly.
  • Familiarity with various brick types, blocks, mortar, and construction techniques.
  • Dedication to safety, adhering to industry standards.
  • Stellar teamwork and communication skills.
  • Reliability and punctuality, a true professional.

Salary and Benefits:

We recognize the value of your skills and dedication. As an experienced Bricklayer at [Company Name], you can expect:

  • A competitive salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 annually.
  • A generous signing bonus of $5,000 to welcome you aboard.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth within our company.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values your contributions.
  • The pride of seeing your craftsmanship leave a lasting legacy on our community.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to build the future with us? To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your updated resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience as a Bricklayer and your passion for creating masterpieces from bricks.

Join our visionary team and become a part of crafting foundations that shape our community's tomorrow!

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

For even easier job ads done for you by AI, use a construction CRM like Discovered that can handle your construction job ad creation for you.

Post Your Job Ad to the Top Job Search Websites

The next step is to get your job ad into the right places: job search websites that construction workers regularly check. (Job boards are the most popular job search channel, with 60% of employees using them.)

The best sites to use when recruiting construction workers are:

  • Indeed:

    Post a new job by creating an employer account, entering the job details, adding the text of your job ad, and including screening questions (recommended). You can also pay to sponsor the job for higher visibility.

  • CareerBuilder:

    Post a new job with your account or by setting up a new account with a free trial, starting by entering the job title and location. Include your job ad and any other details. Optionally, opt for a branded job posting for better visibility.

  • Monster:

    Post a new job by completing your profile, then clicking “Post a Job” on your homepage. Fill out the job title, location, job type, and salary, and add the text of your job ad.

  • LinkedIn:

    Post a new job by creating a company page (optional but recommended), then click Jobs→Post a Job at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. Include the job ad plus a list of required skills. Add screening questions (recommended) and decide on your budget to promote the job.

  • Glassdoor:

    Post a new job on Indeed, since paid job postings for Indeed also appear on Glassdoor.

  • ConstructionJobs:

    Post a new job by going to Employers→Post a Job in the navigation bar. Select how many jobs you want to post, choose to pay to feature your job if you want, then add the job to your cart. You’ll need to create an account to add the job ad.

Want to save hours of time when you’re posting construction job openings? Post automatically to all these sites using a CRM like Discovered.

Pre-Screen Candidates

As soon as candidates apply, it’s best to automatically screen out those who won’t be a good fit for your construction roles. Instead of going through time-consuming phone screenings, you can save time with:

Pre-Employment Assessments

Pre-employment assessments let you test candidates’ skills and attitudes, figuring out who’s the right fit for the role. These tests give you objective data, so you’re not relying on a “gut feeling” from the interview. Discovered – Performance Hiring Software lets you quickly and easily put together behavioral, ability, and skill assessments.

Reference Checks

During construction recruitment, the best way to know how a worker will perform is by knowing how they have performed in the past. That means getting a reference from a past supervisor — not a work friend. Discovered’s software lets you automate your reference checking, speeding up the process dramatically. Here’s more about how to properly conduct reference checks:

One-Way Video Interviews

One-way video interviews are a fast and effective way to pre-screen candidates. Discovered’s software lets candidates securely record their answers whenever it’s convenient for them, so hiring managers and recruiters can watch them at any time.

All these pre-screening methods will save you time. They let you find the best construction employee candidates faster — massively improving the efficiency of your construction recruitment efforts.

Use the Right Interview Questions

Structured interviews are twice as effective at predicting on the job performance compared to unstructured shoot from the hip interviewing as described in this scientific study. Whether you’re recruiting construction laborers or construction managers, you’ll need to ask all candidates the same incisive interview questions that will tell you: is this the right person for the job?

ChatGPT can save you a ton of time by writing interview questions for construction recruitment guide. Here are some it came up with for a range of common construction roles.

Construction Worker


Write 10 interview questions for a construction worker. They need to be skilled in general construction and committed to delivering the highest quality of workmanship. They'll also require a good working knowledge of construction site health & safety issues and outstanding teamwork skills.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you describe your experience in the construction industry and the various types of construction projects you have worked on?
  2. How do you ensure that your work meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship?
  3. Construction sites can be hazardous environments. Can you explain some of the safety protocols and best practices you follow to maintain a safe workplace?
  4. Have you ever encountered a situation where you needed to address a safety concern on a construction site? How did you handle it, and what was the outcome?
  5. Effective teamwork is crucial in construction. Can you share an example of a project where your teamwork skills played a significant role in its success?
  6. How do you prioritize tasks and manage your time efficiently to meet project deadlines without compromising on the quality of work?
  7. When working on a construction project, what steps do you take to ensure that materials and equipment are of the highest quality and suitable for the job?
  8. Construction plans and specifications can sometimes be complex. How do you ensure you understand and follow them accurately to deliver the desired results?
  9. In your opinion, what are the most common mistakes made by construction workers, and how do you avoid them to maintain the quality of your work?
  10. Can you share an example of a challenging construction project you completed successfully, highlighting the specific skills and knowledge you utilized to achieve the desired outcome?

CDL Driver


Write 10 interview questions for a CDL driver. They need to be an excellent driver, with significant experience handling large vehicles, and with a high degree of safety consciousness. They should also have good communication and problem-solving skills, and they should approach their work with patience and professionalism at all times.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you provide a brief overview of your CDL driving experience, highlighting the types of vehicles you've operated and the length of time you've been driving professionally?
  2. How do you prioritize safety in your daily driving routines and ensure compliance with all relevant traffic laws and regulations?
  3. Describe a specific instance where you demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills while on the road. How did you handle the situation, and what was the outcome?
  4. As a CDL driver, you'll encounter various weather conditions. How do you adjust your driving techniques to ensure safe operation during adverse weather?
  5. Communication is essential in this role. Can you give an example of how you effectively communicated with dispatchers, customers, or other drivers to facilitate smooth operations?
  6. Patience and professionalism are crucial traits for a CDL driver. How do you handle high-pressure situations or difficult customers with grace and composure?
  7. In your experience, what are some key preventive measures you take to minimize the risk of accidents or incidents while operating large vehicles?
  8. CDL drivers often handle different types of cargo. How do you ensure proper loading, securing, and unloading procedures to protect both the cargo and other road users?
  9. Describe a situation where you had to make a split-second decision to avoid a potential hazard on the road. How did your quick thinking contribute to a safe outcome?
  10. Continuous improvement is vital for any profession. How do you stay updated on the latest safety practices and advancements in the transportation industry to enhance your skills as a CDL driver?



Write 10 interview questions for a plumber. They will be working on new construction homes. They'll need extensive experience installing plumbing systems, plus great communication skills and adaptability.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you walk us through your experience working on new construction homes and installing plumbing systems in such projects?
  2. How do you ensure that plumbing installations in new construction homes adhere to local building codes and regulations?
  3. What types of plumbing systems have you worked with in new construction, and how do you select the most suitable system for each project?
  4. Communication is key in any construction setting. How do you effectively communicate with team members, supervisors, and clients during new construction projects?
  5. In a fast-paced construction environment, unforeseen changes may occur. How do you handle unexpected alterations to the plumbing system design while keeping the project on schedule and within budget?
  6. Can you share an example of a challenging plumbing issue you encountered during a new construction project and how you successfully resolved it?
  7. How do you stay up-to-date with the latest plumbing technologies and advancements to enhance your skills and performance in new construction homes?
  8. Adaptability is crucial on a dynamic construction site. How do you manage shifting priorities and multitask efficiently to meet project deadlines?
  9. Safety is a top priority in construction. What measures do you take to ensure the safety and security of plumbing installations in new homes, both during and after the construction process?
  10. Customer satisfaction is vital in new construction. How do you ensure that homeowners are satisfied with the plumbing work you've done, and how do you handle any post-installation issues that may arise?

Electrical Engineer


Write 10 interview questions for an electrical engineer. They should be experienced with wiring new constructions, including working on lighting, heating, ventilation, and elevator systems. They should always work in accordance with good safety practices and they should have excellent communication skills.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you provide an overview of your experience in wiring new construction projects, specifically working on lighting, heating, ventilation, and elevator systems?
  2. How do you ensure that electrical installations in new constructions adhere to safety standards and codes while delivering high-quality work?
  3. In your previous projects, how have you implemented energy-efficient lighting solutions to meet the needs of the building occupants and reduce energy consumption?
  4. Communication is crucial in a construction setting. Can you share an example of how effective communication with your team contributed to the successful completion of a project?
  5. When working on new construction sites, how do you coordinate with other trades and professionals to ensure seamless integration of electrical systems with other building components?
  6. Describe a challenging electrical issue you encountered during a new construction project and how you approached troubleshooting and resolving it.
  7. How do you stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in electrical engineering and incorporate innovative solutions into your work on new constructions?
  8. Safety is paramount in construction. Can you elaborate on the safety practices you implement to protect yourself, your team, and other workers on the site?
  9. New construction projects often have tight deadlines. How do you manage your time and prioritize tasks to meet project schedules without compromising quality and safety?
  10. Can you discuss your experience in working with elevator systems during new construction projects? What are some critical considerations you take into account during the installation process?

Construction Supervisor


Write 10 interview questions for a construction supervisor. They should have a proven ability to manage project budgets, proficiency in understanding plans and drawings, and expertise in controlling and managing large crews. They need excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you provide an example of a construction project you successfully managed from start to finish, highlighting how you effectively controlled and managed the project budget? What strategies did you employ to ensure the project stayed within budget constraints?
  2. As a construction supervisor, understanding plans and drawings is crucial. How do you ensure that all crew members interpret and follow the plans accurately to maintain project quality and timelines?
  3. Large construction projects often involve coordinating and managing substantial crews. How do you motivate and lead your team to ensure productivity, efficiency, and adherence to safety protocols?
  4. Effective communication is vital in construction management. Describe a challenging situation you encountered where communication played a pivotal role in resolving issues and ensuring project success. How did you handle it?
  5. Budget overruns can occur in construction projects. Can you share a specific instance where you identified potential cost overruns early on and implemented corrective measures to bring the project back on track?
  6. In the construction industry, unexpected challenges are common. How do you adapt and make decisions when faced with unforeseen obstacles that could potentially impact the project timeline or budget?
  7. Safety is a top priority in construction. How do you ensure that all crew members follow safety protocols and maintain a safe working environment throughout the project duration?
  8. Managing subcontractors is a critical aspect of construction supervision. How do you select and collaborate with subcontractors to ensure they align with project goals and maintain high-quality work standards?
  9. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for a construction supervisor. How do you handle conflicts or disagreements among team members while maintaining a positive work atmosphere?
  10. Continuous improvement is crucial in construction management. How do you stay updated on the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices to enhance your skills and deliver better results in each project you undertake?

Forklift Operator


Write 10 interview questions for a forklift operator. They will need OSHA forklift certification, along with skills in loading and unloading, pallet jack operation, and forklift maintenance. They'll also need to be excellent at complying with safety requirements and also have strong communication skills.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you provide evidence of your OSHA forklift certification and how recently it was obtained or renewed?
  2. Describe your experience in loading and unloading various types of materials using a forklift. How do you ensure the safe and secure transport of goods?
  3. How proficient are you in operating a pallet jack? Can you share an example of a challenging situation you encountered while using a pallet jack and how you resolved it?
  4. Forklift maintenance is crucial for ensuring safety and prolonging equipment life. How do you approach routine maintenance tasks, and what would you do if you identified a potential issue with the forklift during a pre-shift inspection?
  5. Safety is of utmost importance in this role. How do you stay up-to-date with safety regulations and ensure compliance with OSHA guidelines while operating a forklift?
  6. Give an example of a time when you observed a colleague not following safety protocols while operating a forklift. How did you handle the situation, and what was the outcome?
  7. Effective communication is essential in a warehouse environment. Describe how you communicate with team members, supervisors, or other personnel while operating a forklift to avoid accidents and maintain smooth operations.
  8. Forklift accidents can lead to serious consequences. How do you prioritize safety and minimize the risk of accidents in your day-to-day work?
  9. In a fast-paced work environment, unexpected challenges may arise. Can you share an experience when you had to adapt quickly to changing priorities or circumstances while operating a forklift?
  10. Warehouse logistics require coordination and teamwork. How do you ensure you are synchronized with other warehouse personnel during loading and unloading processes to optimize efficiency and maintain safety standards?

Warehouse Worker


Write 10 interview questions for a warehouse worker. They must be able to accurately take inventory, keep items organized, adhere to safety requirements, and have the physical ability to spend an 8 hour shift standing, walking, lifting, and stooping.

ChatGPT Response:

  1. Can you describe your previous experience in inventory management and how you ensured accurate counts of products in a warehouse setting?
  2. How do you prioritize and organize tasks to efficiently manage inventory in a fast-paced environment?
  3. Warehouses can be busy and dynamic environments. How do you ensure that items are properly labeled and stored to avoid mix-ups and misplacements?
  4. Safety is a top priority in a warehouse. How do you stay vigilant and adhere to safety requirements while performing tasks such as lifting heavy objects or operating equipment?
  5. How do you handle physically demanding tasks like lifting and stooping for extended periods during an 8-hour shift?
  6. Can you give an example of a time when you noticed a safety hazard in the warehouse and took the initiative to address it?
  7. In a busy warehouse, communication is essential. How do you ensure effective communication with team members to coordinate tasks and maintain efficiency?
  8. Have you ever encountered discrepancies in inventory counts? If so, how did you resolve the issue and prevent it from happening again?
  9. How do you handle stressful situations or tight deadlines in the warehouse without sacrificing accuracy and safety?
  10. What strategies do you employ to prevent inventory shrinkage and ensure that all items are accounted for at the end of each shift?

For more help on creating AI-powered interview questions, take a look at our guide to writing interview questions with ChatGPT.

Create a Working Employee Referral Program

Roughly 88% of employers rated employee referrals above all other sources in terms of the quality of new hires. You want to get as many referrals as possible — which means implementing an effective employee referral program. 

This is a strategy used by large construction companies to improve recruitment, with DPR Construction offering a cash reward for referring admin positions ($2000 for hourly positions and $4000 for salaried positions).

If your construction manager knows some motivated, committed construction workers or one of your plumbers can recommend a highly safety-conscious electrical engineer, then you want to know about it ASAP. That means making referrals as easy as possible… and rewarding them.

Discovered’s software has a full employee referral program built in for you, to make it quick and easy to start gathering high-quality referrals with the power of AI. Here’s more on that:

Onboard for Loyalty

The hiring process doesn’t end once you’ve successfully recruited a new construction worker or driver or plumber. It carries on through onboarding. The Brandon Hall Group found that companies with a good onboarding process improve employee retention by 82%. So, it’s vital that you don’t stumble on this critical step of the hiring process. 

Even a simple onboarding checklist can make a huge difference. And with ATS software like Discovered, you can easily move your successful candidate straight into your performance management system for seamless onboarding and training. You can even tailor your onboarding process to each individual, using the information gathered during the application process to make sure their training matches their existing knowledge and skills.

Solve All Your Construction Recruitment Problems With Discovered — Performance Hiring Software

We’ve worked with a wide range of construction companies, of varying sizes, to help them build strong talent pools. Discovered — Performance Hiring Software gives you everything you need to find A-players fast, to quickly weed out poor-quality applicants, and to ensure you never make a bad construction hire again. We can give you a full demo of the system and set you up with a free trial to help you make dramatic strides toward better construction recruitment. Click here to find out more and to book your slot.