When your team is in the position of hiring subcontractors, there’s no time to waste. Your project needs to stay on track and on budget no matter what. Hiring experts in particular lines of construction work can give you a big advantage, but you want to make sure you’re hiring the right ones. We’ve put together three main tips for when you need a subcontractor.
One of the benefits of working in construction today is the ease of finding resources online. To begin the hiring process for construction subcontractors, we suggest getting familiar with sites like BuildingConnected, AGC, Faber and your local BIA.
Building good working relationships with your current subcontractors and GCs is essential. Word of mouth and having trustworthy connections to reach out to for referrals can be key when you’re on the hunt for good subs. Even if a current or former subcontractor isn’t the right match for your project, consider asking them for insight and recommendations. Their expertise can be invaluable, and you stand to increase your network of subcontractors this way.
During the hiring subcontractors phase, you’ll want to keep track of their qualifications, certifications, geographic information, subcontractor forms, and—in some cases—vaccinations. Worker profiles are easy to create in the Eyrus Workforce Management platform and help you manage all of the data from anywhere, anytime with one centralized workforce database.
The construction industry is a vibrant and social industry ready to make an impact. Across the United States and the globe, construction tradeshows take place to ensure leaders meet to connect, share industry best practices, and figure out ways to meet ROI success. At these events, many come together as well looking to connect with the labor force, if there is any interest in work in designated geographical areas in the U.S. and around the globe. In utilizing tradeshows, construction leaders can tap in and meet in-person or virtually potential Group and Sub-Contractors.
So you’ve found and hired the perfect subcontractors for your construction project. Congrats! But you’re not done yet. Now you need to gain visibility of their activity. Daily logs can help managers understand what work is getting done, who’s doing it and if there will be delays. Eyrus’s real-time daily logs make reporting simple and more accurate to reduce disputes. See our Tips for Simplifying Subcontractor Management for more advice.
With the Eyrus Platform, you gain next-level workforce visibility. Being able to easily gather and act upon real-time workforce data when hiring subcontractors gives you the ability to take your entire team to the next level. If you’re in the process of finding and hiring subcontractors, we encourage you to book a full product demo today. Contact the Eyrus team here.
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