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Spotlight on Healthcare Construction

The population continues to climb in the United States along with the number of elderly people requiring medical care. The healthcare construction industry continues to progress in an effort to meet a growing demand for quality medical services. The way that healthcare is delivered to people has definitely changed over the years from when medical doctors maintained small offices in their personal homes for treating patients. Now, the modern healthcare system consists of a number of different facilities ranging from smaller clinics with a few physicians specializing in specific medical [...]

By | 2018-02-13T09:51:33+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Spotlight on Healthcare Construction

7 Signs You’re in a Toxic Workplace and Maybe it’s Time to Leave

From the excellent pay and benefits to great job security, construction jobs can be very fulfilling for a number of legitimate reasons. But, similar to any other industry, construction careers can become hampered by a toxic workplaces too. If you are concerned that you might be in a toxic workplace, then there are several telltale signs to look for. 1. Yelling & screaming from your manager. Although there's absolutely nothing wrong with a manager providing workers with constructive criticism, good construction leadership doesn't typically resort to such aggressive tactics, like [...]

By | 2018-02-12T10:06:14+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 7 Signs You’re in a Toxic Workplace and Maybe it’s Time to Leave

What Are Star Candidates Looking for in a Commercial Construction Company?

Since it's currently a job seeker's market, there are more construction jobs than there are professionals to fill them. But, there will always be a number of highly qualified workers still in the industry looking for new or even better opportunities. Your organization can attract some of these star candidates by simply learning what they are looking for in a commercial construction company. Star candidates are looking for companies that: Show Opportunities for Upward Mobility If you want to land the best candidates, then you should show them that there [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:32+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Are Star Candidates Looking for in a Commercial Construction Company?

How to Gauge Emotional Intelligence During the Interview

Finding qualified candidates for construction careers can be challenging during a skilled labor crisis. Although many candidates might look good on paper based upon their dependability, education, and previous accomplishments, their soft-skills might not be the best fit for the mission of your organization. So, a growing number of employers seek candidates who display signs of emotional intelligence, because those who possess this trait can benefit their organizations in a variety of different ways. Benefits of Hiring Candidates with Emotional Intelligence Stronger Teamwork Those with higher emotional intelligence provide good [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Gauge Emotional Intelligence During the Interview

Construction Industry Trends

It's an exciting time to be involved in the construction industry. A majority of commercial construction firms across the US expect to grow the number of workers that they employ in 2018 due to an increased demand in everything from Institutional Construction to Multifamily Construction. Since there's still a skilled labor crisis, a growing number of construction companies are partnering with construction executive recruiting experts in an effort to attract and land the best candidates. But, another useful technique being used by the most successful firms is staying up-to-date with [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:06:16+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Construction Industry Trends

5 Things Never to Say at Work

Working in a commercial construction job can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. Yet, it's still possible for employees to experience less than perfect days for a variety of reasons. From weather delays to being shorthanded at a job site, it's not uncommon for those working construction jobs to vent their frustrations to those around them. It's important to remember that you are part of a team and to remain positive when the going gets tough. Then, there are also some things that should never be said at work. Here are [...]

By | 2018-01-22T09:11:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Things Never to Say at Work

Optimism About Construction Employment Expansion in 2018

The construction market gained plenty of momentum in 2017, and even recorded a 10 year high in employment numbers. It’s already predicted to continue growing in 2018, with a majority of Associated General Contractors (AGC) members planning to increase their respective headcount. Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018. Several market segments are expected to continue growing in 2018, ranging from Wastewater Construction and Healthcare Construction to Multifamily Construction and even Higher Education Construction. Expanding Demand “Construction firms appear to be very optimistic about 2018 [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:54:33+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Optimism About Construction Employment Expansion in 2018

Construction Industry Sees Employment Reach a 10 Year High

There were some impressive statistics from 2017 with regard to employment numbers in the construction industry. Not only did construction jobs reach their highest level since November 2008, but construction salaries also rose as well. These overall improvements are bolstered by the fact that recent tax reforms will likely increase wages by lowering the overall tax burdens for employers. Construction Industry Growth Chief economist with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Ken Simonson said, “Employment and pay in construction have risen more rapidly over the past year than in [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:10:13+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Construction Industry Sees Employment Reach a 10 Year High

Oil and Gas Construction: Interview Tips for Candidates

Candidates who are considering a career in the construction industry are likely privy to the ongoing labor crisis. Since construction professionals are in constant demand, creating a sharp resume should be the first step when searching for a construction job. A good resume provides potential candidates with an opportunity to make a positive first impression and sets the state for the interview process. When you land an interview, seize the moment to highlight your achievements and ask good questions. Here are some tips to follow for a construction interview. Honesty [...]

By | 2018-01-08T11:03:44+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oil and Gas Construction: Interview Tips for Candidates

6 Strategies to Motivate Your Construction Team Through Good Leadership

Landing the best candidates for your commercial construction jobs should always be a main priority. But, in order to experience long-term success in any industry, you also need to keep those candidates motivated and inspired by providing them with good leadership. Whether it's on the construction site or in the office, good leadership is key. If you want to establish superior construction leadership for your team, then there are several useful tips to keep in mind. 1. Set Goals Set goals that are achievable yet challenging. Initiate overall goals for [...]

By | 2018-01-08T10:06:13+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Construction Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 6 Strategies to Motivate Your Construction Team Through Good Leadership