Austin’s Booming Expansion Producing Jobs

 

The Austin market is experiencing extremely rapid growth and is now the #1 destination for commercial real estate investment. Considered a “Boom Town”, with tech giants like Tesla, Oracle, Dell, IBM and Samsung all establishing headquarters and large campuses there, the area has become a desirable landing spot for individuals and families alike due to relative to the number of construction permits, employee pay rates, and cost of living.

Skilled Labor in Need

The cities expansion is happening all over town with large projects like Tesla and Oracle in the South and IBM in the North. The tech boom and large commercial building expansion has provided ample opportunity for workers in skilled trades including Electrical, Structured Cabling, Security and Fire Alarm, A/V, and HVAC Controls. The skilled labor shortage is the biggest obstacle to projects being completed. Most of the companies looking for skilled labor help, are now opening their doors to entry-level candidates due to the shortage. With this also comes higher entry-level pay wages and increased opportunity for experienced workers who want to climb the ladder fast.

Job Opportunities for Electricians and Low Voltage Technicians

With tech expansion driving the economy, growth is the continued theme for the Austin market for years to come. This growth is presenting a wide variety of job opportunities in construction, namely jobs for Apprentice Electricians and Journeyman Electricians as well as Low Voltage trades, like Structured Cable Technicians, Data Center Technicians, Security and Fire Alarm Technicians, and Low Voltage Installers.

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Get to Know Your Temporary Staff Better!

There are some estimates that temporary workers now make up around a third of the total workforce in the United States. And yet many employers are not taking the time to get to know them.

There are some estimates that temporary workers now make up around a third of the total workforce in the United States. And yet many employers are not taking the time to get to know them.

While this is understandable—after all, they aren’t a permanent part of the team—they are contributing to the success of the company while they are there, and it has long been proved that workers perform much better when they feel appreciated.

Given the fact that they are essential components of a productive and profitable organization, and that you might need their services in the future, it makes good business sense to take time to get to know something about them. Here are some of the benefits you’ll get in return:

You Will Establish Trust

Every business needs employees who are committed to its success. Without the element of trust, there is little chance of having a workplace filled with dedicated workers. And it’s just as important that you establish trust with your contract workers as with your permanent staff.

One sure way to gain their trust is to talk to them and show some interest in their lives. You’ll be showing them you recognize their efforts and that you care about them as a person.

You’ll Open the Lines of Communication

Clear communication is essential in every workplace. Unfortunately, contract workers could be reluctant to communicate if they aren’t comfortable talking to you. If you get to know them and build a relationship with them, however, they will feel that they can communicate with you and share their opinions, which leads to the next benefit.

They Will Talk to You About Issues in the Workplace

Let’s face it. There are always issues in the workplace. That’s why it’s so important for employers to be able to rely on their workers to report potential problems that could affect productivity or safety. As mentioned, once temporary workers feel comfortable talking to you, they can become another pair of eyes to see issues and alert you to them.

You Will Have a Motivated Temporary Workforce

If you treat all your workers, both temporary and full-time, with the same respect, you will create a strong and highly-motivated team. Temporary employees are no different than regular employees in that they perform better if their work is recognized and appreciated. When you get to know your temporary people, it sends the message that you noticed them and that they are making a difference in the company. So, never underestimate the power of recognition in the success of your business!

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Identifying High-Potential Electrical Employees

Identifying high-potential workers has become crucial as unemployment rates are dropping, and hiring managers are experiencing a decline in active job seekers.

Identifying high-potential workers has become crucial as unemployment rates are dropping, and hiring managers are experiencing a decline in active job seekers. These are the workers who add the most value to the company and can even improve the effectiveness of their coworkers with their inspirational performance.

If you are like many businesses, however, you might be finding it difficult to identify, develop, and retain these high-potential workers in your organization. Most companies don’t have a logical way of addressing the process; instead, they rely on their managers’ instincts and observations to decide who has leadership potential.

What is a High-Potential Employee?

Businesses often look at high potential as the ability of an employee to advance up through the ranks, but climbing the ladder to a leadership position doesn’t guarantee that the individual has made a meaningful contribution to the organization as a whole.

While every organization will have a slightly different definition for a “high-potential employee,” most will agree with Hogan Assessments that high potential is ‘the ability to build and lead teams that can consistently outperform the competition’ or someone who has ‘the potential, ability, and aspiration to hold successive leadership positions in an organization’.

How Can You Find These High-Potential Employees?

Neither performance appraisals nor supervisor nominations can be counted on for discovering high-potential employees. These are based mostly on current and past performance and reflect one person’s point of view. You need to uncover high potential using science and analytics:

  • Define clearly the behaviors, achievements, and key performance indicators (KPIs) that you believe connect directly to high potential
  • Use objective methods to assess performance and be open about everybody’s productivity
  • Provide training and support to increase the potential for those who try but do not meet the targets
  • Don’t focus only on past or current performance since personality is a better indicator of someone’s potential for a new role, especially if it’s managing people

What are These Personality Traits that Indicate an Employee with High Potential?

While several traits distinguish high-potential employees, a study published in the Harvard Business Review narrows it down to three indicators of high potential: ability, social skills, and drive.

  • Ability: performing in a leadership role at a management level will require strategic thinking and the ability to adapt an organization for the long-term future. Vision and imagination are part of this mindset.
  • Social skills: employees with high potential must be able to handle themselves when they face increased pressure and adversity by acting with integrity and dignity
  • Drive: how hard an individual works–along with their inclination to accept extra duties and more responsibility–will indicate motivation and ambition

Once you have identified these high-potential employees, it’s critical that you make every effort to nurture and develop them, or you risk losing them to a competitor.

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Electrical Staffing Services

Even as technologies change and become more complex, most residences and businesses still rely on the expertise of trade professionals to maintain the daily functions of their buildings. Electricians, for instance, are needed not only for the wiring and set up of new construction, but also for the upkeep of electrical systems as they age. […]

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Even as technologies change and become more complex, most residences and businesses still rely on the expertise of trade professionals to maintain the daily functions of their buildings. Electricians, for instance, are needed not only for the wiring and set up of new construction, but also for the upkeep of electrical systems as they age. Electrical staffing agencies provide and invaluable service both to electricians seeking work and to employers seeking electricians. Usually, such staffing services accept resumes and information about the applying electricians and help to match up the qualifications provided with those required by employers for specific jobs and projects. There is usually also an interview process, saving time for both parties who then do so just once instead of multiple times. The service is generally free to the individual electricians, and it is the staff-seekers who usually pay the staffing agency for allocating their workers. In some cases, the electrician will even be paid by the staffing agency instead of directly by the business they end up laboring for.

Staffing services are particularly useful to certified electricians because their work tends to be on a short-term, even one-time basis unlike many other workers who find their work recurring. In fact, if an electrician has done his or her job and done it well, they hopefully will never need to do it again. Thus, electricians will be in a constant search for the next job. Those who create a good report with a staffing agency will have a more streamlined, less pressured experience finding a good amount of labor. Also, because electrical work is considered a tradesman’s craft, electricians can depend on the negotiation of a fair wage for the job done.

While some staffing agencies specialize in only electrical job placement, there are also many companies and sites that do broader construction and trade placement as well. These agencies that have a wider scope usually fold electrical work into their larger umbrella of construction and trade. Specialized staffing services may be beneficial because they tend to be specific and knowledgeable of the specific trade they place in, and may appear more adept and trustworthy because of that specificity. However, larger projects that require more than one specialty will often save time and money by going through a single company for all of their staff instead of contacting multiple types of agencies. Being able to hire carpenters, plumbers, project managers, electricians etc. all at once and all through the same service saves the employer time, confusion and money. In this way, multidisciplinary staffing companies may be more beneficial to job seekers and employers alike. Larger projects may need to hire more workers, upping the chances of hire and income to electricians represented by the staffing agencies they use. Also if a company has had success in the past hiring one type of worker through an agency, for instance, carpenters, they are more likely to hire other sorts of workers, (like electricians), through the same agency.

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