CEO of The Birmingham Group, Brian Binke, Featured in Building Forward


CEO of The Birmingham Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Brian Binke, Featured in Building Forward, How to Compete for Construction Talent

By: Joe Bousquin

Plano, TX 3/15/2019

The best place to start in attracting new talent to the construction industry today is by looking within and accepting the realities of the competitive job market today.

“The days of putting your feet up on the desk as a hiring manager and saying, ‘Young man, what can you do for us?’ are over,” says Brian Binke, president and CEO of Berkley, Mich.-based construction recruiting firm The Birmingham Group. “You’ve got to be able to explain and promote why your company, and your field, is the best career choice for them.” In other words, you’ve got to sell yourself to them. Your current employees also can be a part of that sales effort. Binke says using employee referral bonuses—which may go as high $5,000 depending on the company and position—are very effective in today’s market.

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