How to Work with a Temporary Labour Agency

With construction’s peak season coming to a close, you may already be taking what you learned from 2017 and preparing for the new year. Did it seem as if the work was piling up? Did you notice that there were more overtime hours logged? Your company could use a hand – temporary staffing might just be the solution you need. But how do you get started?

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Just like the tools your employees use to get the job done, think of a temporary labour agency as another tool to help your company complete your upcoming projects. We’ll walk you through what we think are the most important aspects to note that will help you to decide if temporary staffing is right for you.

What We Do for You

Constructive Solutions Group and other temporary labour agencies each share a purpose: to provide the client with the necessary people and skills to achieve their goals. Essentially, we act as the human resources department for temporary labourers, taking care of hiring and the payment process. But before that can can happen, the client and the agency must work out a contract. This contract states the type of work the client needs done, what kinds of skills are required for the work at hand, and other details such as cost for the workers and the agency’s services. Having an open communication channel with your chosen temporary agency ensures that they have a solid understanding of your needs and can send the best workers for the job.

How Do You Determine the Best Workers?

A temporary labour agency uses typical workplace practices to ensure their clients are receiving the most qualified workers. It starts with receiving a resume and verifying that the provided information is accurate. This is done through reference checks and looking for any inconsistencies or missing skill sets. A criminal background check may also be done to evaluate a potential employee’s integrity and dependability. Once a resume and background check are done, the candidate is called in for an interview where the agency then gets a feel for the employee’s personality traits and their strengths/weaknesses. Some agencies like to pair an interview with a personality test to ensure that their clients and their workers are the best match. Once the agency feels that they have a solid match, they will arrange for the temporary labourer to begin working with the client.

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How Does Constructive Solutions Group Differ?

Some clients state they have special training that they like their workers to receive before beginning the job, while others prefer recruits to be sent straight to work once their skills have been verified. Constructive Solutions Group, in either case, likes to organize sessions where employees meet with Human Resources and technical recruitment personnel to confirm existing certifications or even expand their skill sets before being sent to any worksite.

If you’d like to learn more about Constructive Solutions Group’s hiring process, check out our post 6 Steps to the Hiring Process at Constructive Solutions Group or contact us!