It takes a long time for a person to establish a business and when it is a construction business, it may even take his entire life to take his business where he wanted to. One can’t afford to lose all that he has created over the span of years in just few days by hiring incompetent heavy equipment operators. It will really cost him a big deal if he ever intends to employ operators who are not skilled because they will end up doing so many mistakes that you will find it difficult to continue with them.
You may get unskilled operators at a very nominal price but you also got to check how good they will be to your company and if at all they can’t be any good to you then what is the point in hiring them. When you are running a construction business, saving money should not be the only thing that should run in your mind. You definitely do not get quality at a cheaper price. You got to pay good to get able and competent employees who knows how to complete a given task and overcome difficult situations.
This does not mean that you will not hire any inexperienced operator. However, you got to play cleverly out there. You should always make it a point that no matter what, you have a bunch of experienced and very experienced people working with you. Even if you have to pay them more, you should not mind keeping them with you. Simultaneously, you start hiring guys who want to become operators but have little or no experience at all.
You can go to institutions that teach students on becoming heavy equipment operators. There you will get ample of such young guys who may not have any practical knowledge. Since they lack experience, you can hire them for a meager salary and get them trained under the experienced ones. In this way, you are countering the threat of the experienced guys leaving your company as you will have the young guns working for you and also save a good deal of money by paying them a lower package.
It is equally important that you increase their salary on a timely basis or else once they learn the work, they might leave your company and join somewhere else with a higher package. You just do not want to leave those resources. So you ensure that you keep them happy by increasing their salary at a descent level.
Hiring of inexperienced operators only comes into picture if you have a big business with multiple projects running at the same time and you are in dire need of operators. However, if you do not have that big business then it is advisable that you stick to the ones you already have rather than getting more from outside. You will unnecessarily shoot up your business expenses and that will really not be a healthy decision. Take your moves slowly and after having given enough thoughts on the subject or else things may backfire pretty soon.