Nationwide, construction employs approximately 1.1 million people and accounts for around $134 billion to the annual economy, making it one of the largest job creators in the country.

While the construction industry provides a plethora of different roles, there is always a high demand for construction labourers and other blue-collar roles across a variety of locations.

Managing Director of Asquith Workforce Jillian Asquith said due to the ever-growing need for quality construction candidates, finding the right mix of labourers for large-scale construction projects can be a daunting task for companies.

“Recruiting the right candidate can be an extremely time-consuming and expensive process if you choose to go it alone,” she said.

“By choosing to partner with an agency like Asquith Workforce we can make finding the right candidate a simple process because, for us, that’s what we do for a living. We put the right candidate in the right role and take care of all the requirements to make it a seamless and hassle-free experience for companies.”

By partnering with a recruitment and/or labour-hire company, you can avoid the hassle of:

  • Running recruitment campaigns
  • Reviewing applications
  • Interviewing potential candidates
  • Organising Medical and Health Screening
  • Provision of PPE
  • Ongoing communication requirements
  • Managing Payroll
  • Replacing the person should they need to leave before the project is complete
  • Managing seasonal workload fluctuations from project to project

In fact, here are the top 3 reasons a Labour Hire company like Asquith Workforce can help take the pain out of finding the right crew members for large-scale projects:

#1: We have a pool of experienced candidates

Here’s the scenario: You need a HC driver with truck & dog experience, a couple of skilled labourers, and a forklift driver – right now. If like most project managers you are short on time and have 1,000 other things to do, the idea of starting three recruitment campaigns might be less than inviting. The good news is that labour hire and recruitment companies like Asquith Workforce can take the stress out of short-turnaround recruitment because we have an existing pool of candidates we can go to. Our candidates have already been through the recruitment process. They’ve been screened and, in many cases, we’ve placed them on previous projects and work sites, so we know if they’re the right fit for you.

#2: We can save you money as well as time

Recruitment campaigns require advertising costs, recruitment hours, payroll hours, and on it goes… But we can do all that for you, providing all the benefits of having the right person in the right role – without any of the hard work.

#3: We can provide candidates in-line with your indigenous employment strategy

Aboriginal Participation in Construction (APiC) is a NSW Government policy designed to encourage the construction industry to create opportunities for Aboriginal people, Aboriginal-owned businesses and Aboriginal communities. APiC applies to most construction contracts over $1 million. The key requirement of APiC is that a minimum of 1.5% of the total contract value, minus exclusions, is directed to Aboriginal employment, training and goods and services. While we focus on providing the right candidate for the right role regardless of ethnicity, as an Aboriginal owned and operated company certified by leading Indigenous Industry Body Supply Nation, Asquith Workforce is the go-to Labour Hire company for Aboriginal candidates.

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