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Focus on Retention to Keep Your Top Talent on the Team

Something that successful construction firms tend to focus on is keeping their best performers on their rosters instead of using a next man up strategy. If you want to experience sustainable growth in this industry, then you have to put a stop to the revolving door that allows all of the top [...]

By | 2020-08-10T17:37:36-04:00 August 11th, 2020|Construction Blog|

OSHA Visiting Construction Sites Amid COVID-19 Violations

Construction leadership and contractors are experiencing OSHA investigations as they continue to crack down on new COVID-19 jobsite violations. Employers that fail to comply with coronavirus-related precautions, like ensuring employees are social distancing, handwashing on a regular basis, and wearing masks are facing fines of up to $2000 and jobsite closures if [...]

By | 2020-08-10T18:35:23-04:00 August 6th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Tips for Having Difficult Discussions at Work

A quality many successful construction leaders share is that they are masters at having difficult conversations. They know how and when to give feedback to their employees, as well as how and when to ask for feedback in return. Whether it’s letting a team member go or informing someone that they will [...]

By | 2020-08-04T09:03:06-04:00 August 4th, 2020|Construction Blog|

How the New LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ruling Applies to Construction Firms

If you are a construction firm with 15 or more employees, then the recent LGBTQ anti-discrimination ruling handed down by the Supreme Court applies to you. Former President Barack Obama signed an executive order back in 2014 that prevented federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of LGBTQ status, but it wasn’t [...]

By | 2020-07-28T10:16:09-04:00 July 30th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired During Challenging Times

Understandably, maintaining morale during difficult times comes with challenges. With the ongoing pandemic, many professionals in construction are feeling exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed. These tips will help keep your team motivated and inspired in spite of adversity. Listen and Communicate First and foremost, it is important to keep the lines of communication [...]

By | 2020-07-28T09:34:34-04:00 July 28th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Design and Construction to Fight the Spread of Infection in Public Spaces

Public buildings have already started to adjust their designs to minimize the spread of infection. Architects and construction firms are reevaluating what it means to design buildings that promote the health and safety of their occupants as companies around the world have learned firsthand how detrimental viruses can be to the economy. [...]

By | 2020-07-23T08:30:34-04:00 July 23rd, 2020|Construction Blog|

How COVID-19 is Impacting Minority-Owned Construction Firms

Minority-owned small businesses were among those that were extensively impacted from coronavirus-related shutdowns. Many minority-owned construction firms were already suffering from low profits, low credit scores, and weak earnings before the pandemic started, so a significant drop in consumer demand during the lockdowns resulted in the loss of 440,000 Black-owned businesses. Below [...]

By | 2020-07-14T09:19:24-04:00 July 16th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Trends and Developments in Construction Right Now

There are two kinds of business owners, those who take pride in being informed about what is going on in the construction industry, and those who don’t actively stay up-to-date on industry issues. As construction recruiters, we know that following the news is important because it helps you form an educated opinion, [...]

By | 2020-07-14T08:43:37-04:00 July 14th, 2020|Construction Blog|

How Construction Firms Are Attracting Gen Z

As the labor shortage in construction intensifies, firms are looking toward Generation Z to close the skills gap. Construction firms across the country have continued to devote more energy and resources, training programs, and recruitment as COVID-19 has caused large parts of the country to shut down. Here are some of the [...]

By | 2020-07-07T09:46:36-04:00 July 9th, 2020|Construction Blog|

What Contractors Are Doing to Combat Racial Inequality

Recent protests in the United States have spurred many contractors to address the important issue of racial inequality. While some have made official statements speaking out against police brutality, others are focusing on improving hiring initiatives aimed at creating more diverse teams. Here are some of the things contractors are doing to [...]

By | 2020-07-08T09:29:17-04:00 July 7th, 2020|Construction Blog|
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