The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article this weekend, “FBI’s Most Wanted: Applicants for Special Agents”. With the tight labor market gripping all employers, the article talks about how the FBI is aggressively recruiting candidates. We have blogged often about the tight labor market facing contractors of all types, and it made me wonder what our clients and prospects may be doing to source additional candidates for your hard to fill openings.

The FBI has faced a huge reduction in applicants from a peak of 68,500 in 2009 to 11,500 in the calendar year 2018 ending last fall. I am not sure if you are facing a reduction in applicants of 85%, but if you are, what are you doing to recruit? With the reduction in applicants the FBI has been unable to meet its hiring levels and is looking outside the box to recruit. Have you extended your recruiting reach into trade and vocational tech schools? Have you offered signing bonuses or education reimbursement programs for the right candidates who may not have every skill you need to work on your jobsite?

eVolve MEP was created to help electrical and mechanical contractors reduce costs and enable coordination to incorporate prefabrication into your workflow and project management. eVolve MEP allows an easy transition into Revit while you continue to train up your staff and maybe even add additional bandwidth to your bench. Let eVolve MEP help you make the transition while you spend time recruiting and attracting your workforce needs. The FBI has changed its methods to recruit from CEO to special agent and from school therapist to special agent. We would like to hear from you on how you are dealing with your “Most Wanted” list and how you are making the move to 3D and prefabrication while keeping all of your projects on track.

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