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Labour Agencies-Love them or hate them?

4 Things Companies Dislike About Agencies

(and how SLS address them)

1. POOR RELIABILITY

Poor reliability causes a huge impact on your project as well as frustration between you and your agency.

 

How do SLS Tackle this?

Our Ops must notify site and the SLS office of any absence as early as possible. This give us time to replace them and also ensures that the client has the team they require.

 

We have ‘3 strike system’ that if absence without notice happens more than twice, the Ops will no longer continue to work for SLS.

2. NOT UNDERSTANDING SKILLS SHORTAGE

There is a growing skills gap, but some agencies just don’t know the difference between skills as they don’t have any experience of working on a construction site.

 

How do SLS Tackle this?

As well as having industry knowledge, SLS have taken steps to help fill the current skills gap by taking on younger people and equipping them with all the training, on-the-job skills and knowledge they need to launch a successful career in the construction industry.

 

We also help to train our current , long term ops by ensuring their accreditations are always renewed and in date.

3. COSTS

Extra fees, hidden costs, cancellation fees, and admin charges can all mount up when hiring a temporary work force!

 

How do SLS Tackle this?

You only pay 1 rate, per man, for the hours worked.

We charge no admin costs and no cancellation fees, you only pay for the hours worked.

Site rained off? No problem, you still only pay for the hours worked!

4. AGENCIES HAVE A LACK OF INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Many recruitment agencies have no experience or knowledge within the construction industry which leads to frustration and a misunderstanding of skill set and possible H&S concerns.

 

How do SLS Tackle this?

Our management team have over 80 years combined experience in the civil engineering sector and have worked in various construction roles throughout their working careers.

 

This ‘hands on’ experience ensures our team fully understand the recruitment challenges you may face when sourcing skilled labour for ground works and civil engineering projects.

 

 

Still not convinced?

 

Call us today on 02392 652 138 to arrange a meeting (socially distanced of course!) and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to hiring labour.

About Author : Liane Power
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