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Essential Strategies to Help Your New Hires Succeed

When you hire new talent for your construction company, you want to do everything you can to make the transition easy for them. We all know hiring isn’t easy. You have to attract the right candidates, deal with numerous interviews, and then make an important decision about who to bring into your [...]

By | 2019-03-25T15:18:57+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Hiring the Right People for Your Team

“First who, then what” is a concept Jim Collins uses to illustrate the importance of hiring the right people for your team in his book, Good to Great. Having the right people has to come before having the direction. In the book, Collins uses the metaphor of a bus. You are the [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:56:49+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

A Recruiting Success Story: Repeat Clients

It takes a keen eye for recognizing professionals who stand out from everybody else to be successful in construction recruiting. Our firm has built a network of repeat clients in part through our ability to recognize and unlock the potential in passive candidates. Once our client companies have the right team in [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:40:43+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

5 Tips to Advance Your Career in the Construction Industry

Construction is an exciting industry that has many opportunities for advancement. Despite the many advantages the construction industry comes with, you won’t succeed unless you have the right attitude, set achievable goals, and take active measures. Here are five tips to advance your construction career. 1. Develop Your Skill Set Different positions [...]

By | 2019-03-04T19:06:10+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why You Should Invest in Your Employees

Although most construction companies understand the importance of investing in employees, they don’t necessarily take it as serious as they should. Many companies have tried investing in employees using training and development programs, only to have little success, which can be disheartening. This has led some companies to give up. But at [...]

By | 2019-03-04T18:54:42+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Predicting a Record Year in Construction for 2019

Construction spending is expected to increase in 2019 in what could be a record year for the industry. Spending growth is particularly high in construction areas related to single-family, office buildings, lodging, and recreation. Transportation, public safety, and conservation and development are expected to have the highest growth rates. Here’s a closer [...]

By | 2019-03-01T16:07:27+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

2019 US Construction Spending Outlook

Construction had a good year in 2018, and most expect 2019 to be another good year for construction spending. Most areas of construction are experiencing growth right now, including single-family, transportation, water supply, office, public safety, recreation and more. While a few areas are experiencing little change, the only areas that are [...]

By | 2019-03-01T15:39:50+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

5 Real-Life Lessons About Hiring

Hiring is one of the most important responsibilities construction leaders have. With the skilled labor crisis in full effect, leaders need to find great construction talent in an increasingly challenging job market. These five lessons about hiring can make all the difference. 1. Plan Ahead The worst thing you can do is [...]

By | 2019-02-18T16:05:02+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Are You Attracting and Engaging Diverse Employees?

When it comes to construction recruiting, diversity is key – especially in this labor shortage. Having diverse generations and gender has many benefits, including increased creativity, problem-solving, and engagement. However, many construction firms still use a one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment. Here are some tips for hiring diversity in construction. Attracting and Engaging [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:54:24+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Construction Safety Improvements are on the Horizon for 2019?

As companies and organizations reflect on the previous year’s successes and failures, they are considering ways to improve safety. In recent years, construction safety has advanced faster than ever before. Innovative new technology has allowed construction firms to address more safety concerns. In 2016, there were 991 workplace fatalities in the construction [...]

By | 2019-03-25T10:30:36+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|
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