Posted: June 5, 2018
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So, you’re looking to hire a great estimator. How hard could it be? Actually, it’s gotten pretty hard. You have two choices: A) Get in line (everybody needs a great estimator!). Or B) Start building a better way to attract, hire, and retain top-tier talent.
Let’s face it, the first approach will deliver less-than-stellar talent. The second way means you can skip the catch-and-release cycle of hiring and training stand-out estimators—only to see them walk out the door to … you guessed it ... your competitors.
Skip the Bad Hires and Missteps
If you think estimating isn’t a hot, high-demand job right now—you would be wrong. The construction estimator position shot to No. 9 recently on Indeed’s Top 25 Best Jobs list for 2018. The search engine ranking just confirmed what you already knew—great estimators are not only in short supply, but also hard to retain.
In fact, the estimator position reported a 76 percent surge in job postings. Whoa, that’s what we call sizzling hot. With the average hiring cycle taking 22.9 days in the U.S., every construction business needs a killer process for hiring success.
Ready to roll? Your first step is to simply lock down a process and checklist. Chalk it up to boring, but important. If you invest time and energy creating a repeatable hiring process, you can skip the part about bad hires and missteps.
Slash Your Hiring Time with 3 Quick Tips
Let’s beef up your hiring process ASAP. Here are three quick takeaways to help you slash your hiring time, attract amazing estimators, and retain great estimators for the long haul:
Ready for more easy steps you don’t want to miss? Get the full How to Hire a Great Estimator Guide for more in-depth tips and tricks. Download the guide now for a deeper dive into the topic! Armed with best practices, you’ll stop chasing the wrong job candidates and never look back.