2021 Stats You Should Know

40% of the construction workforce is 45 years of age or older and will be approaching retirement within the next 10 years.
-Association of General Contractors

80% of construction firms report having a hard time filling key positions. There is a scarcity of experienced specialists to fill gaps.

Over 857,000 construction jobs have been added since April 2020— raising competitive stakes for top recruits.
-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Did You Know...

The average turnover and absentee rate for manufacturing in the U.S. is 37%. In heavy construction, the rate is 20.1%. As a comparison, the average across all industries is only 3.6%.

This high turnover rate hurts the bottom line, as the cost of turnover can be up to 20% of an employee's salary—$12,000 for an average employee in heavy construction. Plus, finding and training new employees impacts project deadlines.

Smart hiriing executives are countering this spiralling trend by leveraging experts with experience and an extensive network to find highly qualified candidates with the right skills and certifications—and just as important—the right fit to stick around for the long haul.

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Three Reasons to Focus on Diversity in Your Hiring

1. A Diverse Workforce Makes You More Competitive for Contracts with Diversity Mandates

Diversity mandates are becoming increasingly important, from federal and state contracts, to membership in industry associations. While many of these mandates are currently difficult to enforce, the trends towards diversity in heavy manufacturing and construction are clear, and having a diverse workforce will make you more competitive for these contracts when strict enforcement begins.

2. A Diverse Workforce Performs Better

McKinsey reports that teams with diverse leadership are 33% more likely to outperform non-diverse teams. Diversity brings with it different perspectives that can inform and improve decision making, leading to increased production and profitability.

3. A Diverse Workforce Allows You to Hire the Right People for the Right Job

Focusing on diversity widens the candidate pool when filling positions, which can help you hire the most qualified workers. According to Gallup, when you remove bias from interviews and hire based on talent, it leads to 70% fewer safety incidents and 59% less turnover.

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Envision hiring diverse candidates from varied backgrounds with the skills that transfer immediately to your project.

Imagine meeting your recruiting goals on time, or even ahead of schedule, and having the assurance they're the right fit.

Consider working with a partner who works tirelessly around the clock searching for the highest quality candidate.

We invite you to draw from our network of experienced construction and manufacturing workers to meet your recruiting needs anywhere in the U.S.

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With decades of experience in heavy manufacturing and heavy construction, Targeted HR has helped clients across the nation fill the positions they need... fast.

We speak the language like industry insiders, and are able to ask technical questions the average recruiter isn't equipped to ask. The result? Better qualified candidates.

We actively source diverse candidates by inviting them to peruse our constantly updated industry job board.

We proactively build relationships with men and women who will be an asset to companies like yours. And we get to know what makes them tick—so that we can place them on teams where they will fit in and flourish.


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You can save your company time and money by working with us. Our technical expertise in heavy construction and manufacturing allows us to guide you to the right candidate, every time. Have a position open? Try us out.

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