I've never done it but after I grow to a comfortable point it is one of my plans to give college kids in construction mgt classes some real hands on skills so they don't go into the market place with theory only. Also kids in technical high schools who want summer jobs.housedocs said:Someone in an old post there was talking about recruiting new help from local HS Voc-Tech Class. I'm going to look into that today.
How about it? Anyone tried this approach before?
Yes, and construction tech students from local 2 year colleges, engineering students from 4 year colleges, and recent grads. I have had mixed results, but it has worked out a lot better than anything else that I have tried.housedocs said:...Someone in an old post there was talking about recruiting new help from local HS Voc-Tech Class. I'm going to look into that today...How about it? Anyone tried this approach before?...
Before I begin I need to clarify that I'm currently working for both the family construction business and at construction temp staffing company (more skilled guys, not so much laborers). I won't spam on this issue, but you need to know my background in case I show a bias....lol.housedocs said:Was wondering if anybody here has ever used a temporary service to hire people before, laborers specifically. I'm talking about Manpower, Express, temp agencies. What do they charge and cover as far as insurance, etc?
The reason to use a temp service is to avoid the potential legal problems resulting from hiring daylaborers, when such laborers cannot be truly classified as independant contractors. Temp services handle w/c and taxes as well as the imigration issuse.GCMan said:Temp agencies don't like you "stealing" their help, so I'm amazed at the leasing thing. Cool.
They require intense supervision.
There are trully skilled ones, but they have problems.
There are diamonds you can aquire.
Here Here on the pre-job talk and incentives! They respond to that. I usually need them to get a piece of work done that shouldn't take all day. I tell them that they will get paid for eight hours regardless, even if they do it in four. Then get outta the way, lol!
And the market of Tech school help is a growing resource. It's getting better, according to the AGC. But who can beat a highly motivated Hispanic? Go to the local gathering place, sometimes a church, and hire them. Always pay them with a check and if they get into the range of a 1099, consider hiring them. Because we all know that many Hispanics are illegal and it's reasonable to expect they won't pay their own taxes. And pay them what they are worth or else you harm all workers.