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Self-Advocacy in Construction: The Key to Successful Collaboration and Career Growth

Success often hinges on the ability to effectively communicate, solve problems, and advocate for oneself. While skills like transparency and good communication are widely recognized as essential, the importance of self-advocacy is often overlooked.

By |2024-06-03T10:33:07-04:00June 5th, 2024|Construction Blog|

The Summer Surge of Federally Funded School Upgrades and Its Impact on Hiring

As the school year comes to a close and students begin their summer break, administrators nationwide are preparing for a wave of federally funded school construction projects.

By |2024-06-03T10:29:24-04:00May 29th, 2024|Construction Blog|

Are You Being a Good Leader?

Good leadership is the key to good employee retention. Surveys consistently show that one of the top factors leading to job satisfaction is getting along with your boss. If you know this, then it's time to ask yourself if you're doing what it takes to be a good leader for your team. Let’s go over some of the wrong ways and right ways to lead.

By |2024-05-23T10:38:06-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Construction Blog|

How Reverse Mentoring Can Transform Your Construction Company

In today’s construction industry, embracing innovative practices is key to staying competitive. Reverse mentoring, where younger, tech-savvy employees mentor senior leaders, can significantly benefit construction companies by fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptation.

By |2024-05-23T10:36:44-04:00May 21st, 2024|Construction Blog|

How Construction Companies Can Drive Hiring Amid CPI Fluctuations

The latest consumer price index (CPI) data offers a mixed outlook for the construction industry. While the core CPI, excluding volatile food and energy prices, rose at its slowest pace this year, shelter costs and prices for transportation, apparel, and medical care continue to climb.

By |2024-05-23T10:36:28-04:00May 16th, 2024|Construction Blog|

Effective Interview Strategies for Hiring Construction Employees

Choosing the right construction workers is crucial for project success. Skilled, reliable, and safety-conscious employees ensure projects are completed on time and meet high-quality standards. With the construction industry projected to grow steadily by 5.2% over the next five years, securing top talent is essential to meet future demands.

By |2024-05-23T10:36:05-04:00May 14th, 2024|Construction Blog|

The Rise of Skills-Based Hiring Practices

The construction industry is experiencing a paradigm shift in its hiring practices, moving away from traditional credential-based evaluations towards a more skills-focused approach. This transition is not only reshaping how companies select new hires but also aligning more closely with the technical and specialized demands of modern construction projects.

By |2024-05-09T20:57:24-04:00May 9th, 2024|Construction Blog|

Why Construction Firms Are Betting Big on Training New Hires

The construction industry is at a crossroads, shaped by evolving technology, shifting workforce demographics, and pressing demands for infrastructure renewal and expansion. Amid these transformations, construction firms are reevaluating their hiring strategies, particularly the emphasis on providing flexible and accessible training opportunities for new hires.

By |2024-05-09T20:57:15-04:00May 7th, 2024|Construction Blog|
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