Globally, businesses are utilising a contingent workforce (contractors, interim staffing) more than ever and with the staggering advancements in technology and the rise of online platforms that allow fast access to business talent, this trend will continue.
The UK construction industry has been in the grips of a prolonged skills shortage, leading many businesses in the industry to explore other avenues to meet workforce shortages. With more platforms emerging within the market, businesses have better access to the talent they need for projects on short notice.
Within the current climate of crisis and furloughed workers our clients are shifting from time consuming and costly traditional methods of recruitment, to using data-led platforms like Zoomtal that guarantee the best fit talent in the quickest time to accommodate short and long-term interim roles. As the use of contingent talent technology solutions has become more accepted and trusted in the last few years, construction businesses are starting to look beyond traditional means of recruiting.
1. Why are we seeing these changes?
These changes have been driven by a lack of skilled and experienced workers. Failing permanent hires and protracted recruitment processes can be time-consuming and costly for a business, as it can delay projects, making it difficult to stay ahead of the competition. Finding individuals with the right skill set and availability has proven difficult for construction businesses as they have been limited to a small local pool of talent that isn’t sufficient. The shortage of talent in construction will continue to rise which is why it’s best to get ahead and join the Zoomtal network, to fill the talent shortages you may be struggling with.
2. What does this mean for the landscape?
There is considerable scope for businesses to make changes to their workforce. As employers adopt a fresh approach to finding the right talent, competition will begin to rise. With platforms like Zoomtal, finding the right talent, at the right time and in the right location can be simple and efficient. As the skill gap continues to widen, it will become more difficult for traditional staffing agencies to keep up with the demand in talent and online platforms like Zoomtal will become the new, accessible and resourceful way to fill skill shortages, in less time with better results.
3. Why is Zoomtal the best for contingency hires?
With thousands of white-collar construction professionals on our platform, the platform matching technology and our extensive construction industry knowledge, we can guarantee you’ll find the talent you need without the hassle of time-consuming searches and the expense of traditional staffing agencies. Within 24 hours you could have access to profiles matching your specification receiving immediate results, reducing the time frame for a new hire by weeks. The cost of a bad hire can impact your business, whether it’s a lack of productivity and skill or a decrease in company culture - it’s not worth the risk. The Zoomtal platform can accommodate your needs delivering talent that will fulfil your business requirements on-demand.
4. How does our matching technology make us the best in this sector?
Our platform is fast, flexible and flawless. Whether it’s a team of professionals you require or a position you need to fill with short notice, our platform has a matching algorithm that will provide you with profiles in as little as 24 hours. The Zoomtal platform uses multiple data points and learns from your needs to ensure you have the perfect match each time. Whether you need talent in a specific location, or with specific industry experience, you can connect to new talent as and when you need without hassle.