With summer right around the bend, HVAC installers are in high demand. Everything from retrofits for schools, to new duct installation in commercial buildings, contractors will need the best help they can get to finish things up before school starts again, and more importantly, before the cold returns. In seasons of high demand, contractors have the additional strain of trying to find reliable help to get them through to the other side.
These three tips should help any contractor narrow down their search, saving you time and stress.
1. Know your market
Contractors in the HVAC industry should do their best to pay attention to the labor market in their area. This can be done by visiting your local trade schools, magnet high schools, attending job fairs, sponsoring events relevant to your industry, or setting up a tent at town events. While this is a great way to get to know your local talent, it also provides exposure for your company.
2. Increase you wages in the summer
HVAC installers know that summer is peak season for their skill sets. A competitive wage is a great way to attract the most qualified workers, and retain them. If you are paying the highest rate in your market, your competition will have to fight to keep all their best workers from dragging up and signing with you. This is a great way to build rapport among the most skilled workers, as they will know you are a contractor willing to pay what they are worth.
3. Call a construction staffing company
Want access to in-depth knowledge about the amount of talent in your local market, and what pay rates are most effective in recruiting the best HVAC installers in the business? Call a construction staffing company. At Grus, our team of recruiters, account managers, and industry professionals conduct daily research in markets all throughout the United States. On top of that, we are capable of going the extra step, and recruiting HVAC installers for your projects in just a few days time. Sometimes even faster than that.
Apply these tips to your hiring process when you begin looking for qualified HVAC sheetmetal installers for your summer projects. If you would like to know more about who we may have available in your local market, give Grus a call today, or visit our request a quote page for more information.