When it comes to the construction industry, top talent is in high demand. Your brand hinges on the idea that you will consistently deliver on each and every project you take on. So, how do you attract and retain the best construction crew? You have to understand their needs.

Create a Team Atmosphere


At Shaw-Lundquist, we’ve found that creating a winning culture helps attract and keep the most desirable talent. When you have a company culture that truly believes and supports the team, then delivering a project within the stated scope and budget becomes easy. The following are some ways you can build a company culture that oriented towards teamwork.


  • Have top-down commitment

  • Hold everyone accountable

  • Respect everyone

  • Have strong leadership

  • Focus on your customers

  • Always have integrity

Although this list isn’t exhaustive, it’s a great place to start building a company culture that is positive and action-oriented.

Recruit the Right People


Everyone isn’t cut for construction work. Working in extreme temperatures and doing back-breaking manual labor isn’t for the faint of heart. Your construction crew must have a drive and a passion about working with their hands, which means you have to hire the right person for the job. It’s always a good idea to hire someone with experience because they know exactly what to expect when it comes to getting the job done.

Your job description is the best way to recruit the right people. Instead of casting a broad net for help, you should be deliberate in describing the open position. By creating a realistic job description, you can attract individuals who have experience and are comfortable carrying out the tasks outlined in the job description.


Motivate Your Crew


Another easy way to ensure your construction crew consists of individuals who are capable of doing the work is to motivate them. Offering rewards and recognition has proven to be a sound practice when it comes to improving productivity in teams. Many businesses offer financial incentives while others may offer more responsibility. The best way to determine what will motivate your construction crew is to get to know each person. By understanding their needs, you can easily determine the best way to enhance productivity on your construction crew.


At Shaw-Lundquist, we understand the challenges you face when it comes to your construction crew. When it comes to finding the best person for the job, we have experience in attracting and recruiting. Additionally, our experience in construction and project management makes our company a great choice if you are in the market for a general contractor. We specialize in commercial construction, construction management, diverse workforce planning, and provide real value engineering.



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Hiring the right people for your construction crew can make the difference between meeting your project's objectives or not meeting your objectives.