5 Tips for Retaining Your Construction Workers

If you’re a contractor or subcontractor, you know it’s getting harder to find qualified tradespeople. So, beyond filling open positions, avoiding turnover should be a top priority.

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How to Retain Employees in the Construction Industry

Worker shortages and high turnover rates continue to hinder the construction industry. Amid what economists have labeled the tightest labor market in history, the hiring shortfall has been staggering. At the same time, the quit level increased nearly 21% from May 2021 to May 2022. Retaining the talented tradespeople and skilled laborers you already have working for you should be a top priority.

Taking steps to engage, reward and protect your workforce can pay huge dividends in employee retention. We have five strategies for you to put into action.

Illustrated infographic with 5 tips for construction worker retention

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.