Electricians can perform a huge range of roles in the electrical supply industry (ESI). From repairs and maintenance to connecting and disconnecting network assets, electricians are the backbone of our energy system. For companies working within the ESI, it’s not uncommon to need electricians at short notice for temporary contracts or long-term positions. The process for hiring electricians is also quite different depending on the specific job requirements.

So, while electricians who are looking for work have plenty of avenues to find a job, employers looking for workers have just as many options for hiring electricians. Let’s look at some of the most common methods of recruiting qualified, licensed electricians.

Using electrical employment agencies

When you need electrical workers, perhaps the best way to find them is through a dedicated electrical recruitment agency. These agencies work just like any other recruitment agency, assisting employers in finding skilled and qualified candidates for available jobs. The only difference is, that they specialise in finding workers for the electrical supply industry. Supply Workforce is one of those agencies, and our employers tell us they love the fact that all candidates are carefully vetted and have all appropriate licenses.

Using an agency saves you time and money, because you don’t have to deal with hundreds of unsuitable applications or conduct hours and hours of interviews. The recruitment agency provides you with a shortlist of suitable candidates, streamlining the entire process.

Advertising jobs online

The other option is to advertise jobs yourself. There are plenty of ways to do this, but the most popular these days is through online platforms like Seek. The advantage of this method is that you get to see a huge number of applications and can choose the best for yourself. However, in terms of time, resources and money, that advantage can become a disadvantage.

Most jobs advertised on Seek receive a lot of applications. This means you’ll spend a whole lot of your time checking resumes, calling applicants, booking and conducting interviews and finally, making a selection. Even then, there’s no real guarantee you’ll find the right person.

Using electrical labour hire

In the ESI, you’ll quite often have an urgent need for skilled electricians. Perhaps a short-term contract comes up, and you don’t have the staff available. Perhaps your electrician is injured or unwell for an extended period, and you need a replacement. Whatever your short-term staffing needs, electrical labour hire is the perfect place to find suitable sparkies.

Not only do you essentially get a fully trained, fully licensed, and safety-trained electrician who can hit the ground running, but you also don’t need to worry about the administrative side of employing a staff member. Your labour hire company takes care of wages, superannuation and everything else. You just have to focus on welcoming your new team member.

If you’re looking for skilled and experienced electrical workers, look no further than Supply Workforce. We help match the right candidates to your jobs, providing you with fully screened and checked applicants. We can even assist with labour hire for short-term needs. Contact our friendly team today to find out more.