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Why You Should Invest in Your Employees

Although most construction companies understand the importance of investing in employees, they don’t necessarily take it as serious as they should. Many companies have tried investing in employees using training and development programs, only to have little success, which can be disheartening. This has led some companies to give up. But at [...]

By | 2019-03-04T18:54:42-05:00 March 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Predicting a Record Year in Construction for 2019

Construction spending is expected to increase in 2019 in what could be a record year for the industry. Spending growth is particularly high in construction areas related to single-family, office buildings, lodging, and recreation. Transportation, public safety, and conservation and development are expected to have the highest growth rates. Here’s a closer [...]

By | 2019-03-01T16:07:27-05:00 March 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

2019 US Construction Spending Outlook

Construction had a good year in 2018, and most expect 2019 to be another good year for construction spending. Most areas of construction are experiencing growth right now, including single-family, transportation, water supply, office, public safety, recreation and more. While a few areas are experiencing little change, the only areas that are [...]

By | 2019-03-01T15:39:50-05:00 March 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

5 Real-Life Lessons About Hiring

Hiring is one of the most important responsibilities construction leaders have. With the skilled labor crisis in full effect, leaders need to find great construction talent in an increasingly challenging job market. These five lessons about hiring can make all the difference. 1. Plan Ahead The worst thing you can do is [...]

By | 2019-02-18T16:05:02-05:00 February 28th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Are You Attracting and Engaging Diverse Employees?

When it comes to construction recruiting, diversity is key – especially in this labor shortage. Having diverse generations and gender has many benefits, including increased creativity, problem-solving, and engagement. However, many construction firms still use a one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment. Here are some tips for hiring diversity in construction. Attracting and Engaging [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:54:24-05:00 February 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Construction Safety Improvements are on the Horizon for 2019?

As companies and organizations reflect on the previous year’s successes and failures, they are considering ways to improve safety. In recent years, construction safety has advanced faster than ever before. Innovative new technology has allowed construction firms to address more safety concerns. In 2016, there were 991 workplace fatalities in the construction [...]

By | 2019-03-25T10:30:36-04:00 February 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Focus on What Sets You Apart When Hiring

From the moment a candidate arrives for an interview, they are assessing the company’s culture. Everything from the way they are greeted to the firmness of the first handshake can influence how they perceive the company and its culture. One of the most important goals during the interview process is to accurately [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:27:27-05:00 February 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Now is the Time to Land a Great Opportunity in Construction

On the one hand, the construction industry is booming. On the other hand, the industry also faces a substantial labor shortage. This makes it the ideal time to find a great opportunity in construction. Whether you’re looking to enter the career for the first time, or your looking to advance your career, [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:54:07-05:00 February 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

A Recruiting Success Story: Growth Potential Realized

There are many different reasons why construction companies can experience stagnant growth periods, but one critical cause is not hiring the right people at the right time. Here’s a recruiting success story where we helped a firm grow to the next level of success they wanted to reach. A Company in Transition [...]

By | 2019-02-11T09:22:47-05:00 February 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Is Your Company Embodying Its Mission and Values?

Making sure that your company’s mission and values are transparent is the foundation of a successful construction firm. But, it’s just as important that everyone in your company shares the core values and embodies those values on a daily basis, instead of just putting them on your website and forgetting about them. [...]

By | 2019-02-05T10:07:23-05:00 February 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

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