6 Ways To Find Decent Construction Workers

6 Ways To Find Decent Construction Workers

If you are an Employer or Client looking to hire construction workers for a certain project or series of projects, there are ways to find and keep the best workers at affordable rates and quality services.

Visit BuildersEnquiry.com

The website is a FREE, fast and easy way to find construction workers. The workers are not only limited to construction but also home repairs and other services. Images of works done by these workers could be used by the client to choose construction workers. Other methods of choosing are through their rating or pricing and previous clients’ feedback. Any appointed worker’s service needs to be monitored for at least 24hrs before committing to a long-term working relationship.

Talk to Technical Schools

Some construction workers learn and develop their skills or trade at technical schools or trade schools. Technical schools are usually situated locally within each town or state. Find out the nearest technical school to you and contact them for workers based on the training programmes in that school. A key benefit of this approach is possibly finding the best skilled workers who can execute the job perfectly and on time. However, employers must be aware that not all instructors who refer prospective workers within these technical schools recommend the best but rather those who they could benefit from.

Check References and Past work

Prospective employers ask for references but not many of them perform checkups. It is very important to do a background check on construction workers for security reasons. Many clients source for construction workers especially freelance workers by word-of-mouth. While these methods work for a number of people, it is best to investigate their work ethics and dedication to previous projects they were involved in. If a construction worker performed poorly in a past work, he/she is likely to perform poorly in your present work. Employing workers with little or no experience in construction could be risky. It is therefore recommended that employers seek personal guarantee from their references or invite construction professionals to assess the worker and his work. References can be checked by contacting previous clients on BuildersEnquiry.com or from whoever recommended the worker.

Pay Based on Standard Wages and Quality

It is very important , though difficult, to pay a dedicated worker at least the average wage in that competitive market. However, employers may occasionally come across specific workers who request for higher wages but deliver top quality services. The balance of quality and price comes in and the employer will have to decide based on his limited budget or pay the premium for the reassurance of a remarkable outcome. Construction workers who perform effectively with little or no supervision should be chosen for continued employment because they are less likely to make costly mistakes. Workers who are not paid well would most likely move on to other jobs. This is why it is preferred to pay decent wages for decent workers rather than cheap wages for mediocre ones.

Commend Their Good work

Appreciate hard work and dedication of workers by offering bonuses or simple gifts such as refreshments. Construction workers are likely to resume early and work harder after receiving these incentives and verbal commendations.

Invest in Their Future

Sponsoring specially selected or dedicated workers for more training could prove to be a bargain and lead to longer commitments in future construction works. Employers may want to explore this idea, however one-off clients may not be compelled to do the same.

These methods may help produce reliable construction workers and develop a solid base of contacts in the construction industry.


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About the author

Lolu is a Registered and Chartered Architect with interests in Interior Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Service Design, Responsive Architecture, Interactive Architecture, Adaptive Architecture, Technology and Building Construction.


I too think so , perfectly written post! .


Nice! Standard pay and commendation can go a long way.

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