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Showcase Your Firm’s Values to Attract Great Talent

As the labor shortage in construction continues to cause challenges for firms across the country, construction managers are actively trying to find ways to attract better talent. The best way to attract construction talent is to showcase your firm’s values in a way that will resonate with professionals. Here are some ways [...]

By | 2019-11-12T14:57:45-05:00 November 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Ways You Might Be Making a Bad Impression on Your Boss

In construction, everyone wants to make a good impression on their boss, yet some employees have bad work habits that can rub management the wrong way. Some aren’t even aware of these habits. Here are three ways you may be making a bad impression on your manager. Not Understanding What Is Important [...]

By | 2019-11-12T10:41:17-05:00 November 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Succession Planning: Considerations and Questions to Ask

Select market master recruiters can also be effective succession strategists. Here are important considerations and questions to ask when succession planning. Plan Ahead Plan 10 years in advance to ensure that the most essential construction leadership roles will be covered when your experienced employees retire. If you’re struggling to fill significant roles, [...]

By | 2019-11-12T10:08:20-05:00 November 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Make Time to Read: Top Picks for Self-Improvement Books

There are thousands of unbelievably successful leaders who have written books highlighting exactly what they did that catapulted them to success. Many credit a major part of their success to studying the works of people they admire as well as the people they feel are most successful in the areas they want [...]

By | 2019-11-04T11:55:12-05:00 November 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Soft Skills Can Set You Apart in Construction

While technical skills are important, soft skills can really set you apart in the construction field. With the current talent shortage, construction firms need employees who can demonstrate leadership, empathy, communication, and other important soft skills. Here are the soft skills that can set you apart in construction. Leadership Leadership is an [...]

By | 2019-11-04T12:02:04-05:00 November 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Investing in Your Team: Why It’s Critical and How to Do It More

Investing in your team is critical to the success of your construction firm, especially when there is a labor shortage. Investing in your employees will reap a strong return on investment and help you attract better talent. You want your employees to feel like you not only value them but want to [...]

By | 2019-10-30T19:37:52-05:00 October 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Steps to the Best Interview Possible: Part II

During an interview, you need to present yourself as desirable. If it’s a great opportunity or not, it won’t matter if they don’t want to see you again. At the same time, you need to determine if the role is better than your current role and if the construction firm is a [...]

By | 2019-10-21T15:29:25-05:00 October 29th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Steps to the Best Interview Possible: Part I

In a construction job interview, it’s equally important to make a good impression and form a connection with the interviewer as it is to demonstrate your qualifications. The goal is to show the employer you can succeed in the role, which ultimately has a lot to with your personality and your potential [...]

By | 2019-10-21T12:45:06-05:00 October 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Popular Commercial Construction Niches

A trait good construction leaders share is their passion for staying current with what’s going on in the industry. From learning about construction salaries to major projects being planned around the country, knowing about the latest trends can improve your leadership and sharpen your business acumen. Here are three popular commercial construction [...]

By | 2019-10-21T12:01:04-05:00 October 22nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Attracting Gen Z: What You Can Do Now

It gets easier to recruit and retain employees when you know what motivates them. Hiring strategies should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to keep up with changes in the construction industry. A growing number of Gen Z members are entering the workforce, and with the right approach, you can [...]

By | 2019-10-14T18:28:29-05:00 October 17th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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