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Military Vets Excel in Construction: Here’s Why

With Memorial Day approaching, it’s a good time to acknowledge the important role veterans play in the construction industry. Vets are often great candidates for the construction industry. Many of the skills learned in the military transfer to construction, such as teamwork skills and attention to detail. With the right opportunity, military [...]

By | 2019-05-23T09:34:26-04:00 May 23rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Impact of Record Low Unemployment in the Construction Industry

In March, the NSA unemployment rate in the construction industry fell to 5.2%. At the same time, the month of April saw a net increase of 33,000 new construction jobs. April experienced the lowest unemployment rates since at least 2000. These record numbers demonstrate the health of the economy and the construction [...]

By | 2019-05-16T14:54:06-04:00 May 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Hiring Managers Can Convey a Sense of Stability for Candidates

One of the biggest challenges construction leadership has when it comes to winning over candidates is conveying a sense of stability. This is especially true if the candidate you’re after already has a job. Construction professionals are looking for job security, but construction work is unique in that it often involves relocation [...]

By | 2019-05-16T10:38:02-04:00 May 16th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Exciting Construction Developments in Detroit

Some Detroit development projects have changed the makeup neighborhoods and created a few new jobs. Others will have long-lasting effects on the city as a whole. They might impact transportation, attract new residents to the city, or create major job opportunities. This list showcases the most exciting construction developments in Detroit right [...]

By | 2019-05-14T09:30:11-04:00 May 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Senior Estimators and Chief Construction Estimators: Skills and Salaries

Staying profitable in the construction industry can be incredibly challenging to say the least. Owners often must deal with the fluctuating costs of materials, labor, and insurance among other things. That is why it is vital to hire the best senior and chief estimators on the market to ensure that you get [...]

By | 2019-05-03T09:29:29-04:00 May 9th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction Estimators: An Evolving Position in Demand in Today’s Market

Not all construction careers are recession-proof. Yet, we know that construction estimators are always in demand regardless of whether the market is strong or stagnant. Organizations require talented estimators to ensure ongoing profitability, but they can be hard to find, and it’s a role that continues to evolve. For instance, owners have [...]

By | 2019-05-03T09:29:38-04:00 May 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Oil and Gas Construction: How New Regulations are Impacting the Industry

Mother nature isn’t the only thing with enough power to hold back progress in the construction industry. For better or for worse, permitting, and government regulations continue to expand across North America, often resulting in significant delays to some of the biggest building projects. The energy industry is just one of the [...]

By | 2019-04-29T14:06:29-04:00 May 2nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Tech is Changing the Hiring Process: Here’s How

As the hiring process evolves, more firms are integrating tech tools to improve screening and interviewing, saving both time and money. More tools are being introduced across the construction recruiting industry, giving us more resources than we’ve ever had to streamline the screening process. From artificial intelligence to social media, here are [...]

By | 2019-04-29T10:53:58-04:00 April 30th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Treat Employees Like Valued Members of a Family

If you’re looking for an effective way to help improve loyalty and retention in your organization, then you should consider the benefits of treating your employees like members of a family. Workers today want more than a paycheck from their jobs. They also want to feel fulfilled by doing work that is [...]

By | 2019-04-25T09:04:57-04:00 April 25th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Enough Already! 3 Things Candidates are Tired of Hearing in Interviews

If a candidate is considering a new opportunity in construction, they may attend numerous interviews where they are likely to hear the same tired questions and statements over and over again. As a hiring manager, these clichés won’t help you learn anything of value about candidates or make them feel better about [...]

By | 2019-04-23T09:25:31-04:00 April 23rd, 2019|Construction Blog|
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