Sound Judgement and the Best Construction Recruiters
A recent Forbes Article outlines 5 ways that we can practice making sound judgments, and our recruiting team has built their successful network by making sound judgments week in and week out for their client and candidate partners. While the negative connotation with the word judgment may be justified, the accurate judgement of situations is necessary to making sound business decisions. While the experience of over 10 years working in construction recruiting has given us a great industry knowledge base to help us make sound judgments for your recruitment process, taking the time to continuously improve in this, and all areas, is important to us.
While the exact verbiage of the article may not be what I would have chosen, (the phrase “air of wonder” isn’t how I’d describe our exploratory conversations with candidates or clients) the sentiments in Maynard Webb’s article were accurate. In order to make sound judgments, we need to make sure we have all of the information in order to make the best possible choices. For our construction recruiting team to be able to make the best possible judgments, we ask difficult questions to get all the facts- Why is this position open? What will happen if this position doesn’t get filled? What else have you tried to fill the position on your own? What are the biggest challenges you’re finding when trying to fill this role? Are there bottlenecks in your process that we can help alleviate? The best construction recruiters don’t settle for half answers, we really want to know where the pain is so that we can help resolve it. If a role not being filled will cause you to lose business, the best construction recruiting partner for you will help you make the hard calls and ensure the best construction hire.
In some cases our discovery conversations unearth information that indicates we may not be able to help, or that our clients and candidates may not need our services yet. In other cases, as the article mentioned, the decision may not be ours to make. For example, if a candidate seems to be an excellent fit, and they are interested in the position, we provide the profile and background information of the candidate to the client and the client then makes the appropriate judgment of whether or not they’d like to move forward with the candidate. In most cases we know our clients well enough to make judgments on their behalf, but the partnership relationships we have with our clients enable us to be the best construction recruiter partners possible. Even when it’s a difficult search, we share all of the information and pool our expertise to make the best construction hire possible for our clients.
When our expertise and network come together with accurate client and candidate information, we can work together to make great judgments and build excellent teams for our commercial construction partners.
Jim has been with MRI since 2006, consistently exceeding his clients’ expectations in the construction industry. As leader of the construction recruiting team, Jim shares his extensive knowledge and propels his team to success.