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Spotlight on Concrete Construction

Construction recruiting firms around the nation are always looking for skilled concrete laborers and finishers. From pouring parking structures and parking lots to roads and building foundations, concrete construction is essential to the conveniences of daily life. Concrete construction falls into two categories – flat work and structural. Structural concrete projects include [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:31:13-04:00 April 19th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Access Top Talent in This Highly Competitive Market

When you’re planning future construction projects as you have probably already learned, a company can’t just post ads and expect the quality candidates to come flowing in. No doubt, you’ve gone this route and wound up with numerous unqualified candidates, lost time, and a lot of disappointment. With the current labor shortage [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:17:32-04:00 April 17th, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Secrets of a Successful Company Culture

There is little worse than a company wrought with corporate politics and unsure leadership where there’s a poor working atmosphere and its every person for themselves. Companies should find ways to build a reputation as “the” place to work. Having a positive company culture goes a long way toward reaching that goal. [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:19:46-04:00 April 12th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What’s Wrong with Your Hiring Strategy?

When you’re planning on hiring construction talent, it’s important to move to the top of the game quickly. The problem is that the market is already more than at full employment. So how do you ensure you can retain the talent you need to grow and meet your sales goals? Traditional Methods [...]

By | 2018-04-02T11:21:33-04:00 April 5th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What Issues Stand in the Way of Solving the Labor Shortage?

There are numerous factors that contribute to the ongoing skilled labor crisis in construction including the lingering impact of the recession, the difficulty in attracting younger workers, and the restrictions placed on employment of those with felony convictions. Although there may not be a singular solution for the labor shortage, there are [...]

By | 2018-04-02T10:55:52-04:00 April 3rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Awkward Job Interviews

Despite the fact that a majority of interviews may go off without a hitch, there are those times when things turn awkward. Yet it’s still important for candidates and hiring managers to remain as professional as possible throughout the entire process even when they encounter those difficult situations. If you’re searching for [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:32:04-04:00 March 27th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Why Are Candidates Still Taking Counteroffers?

Ask any experienced construction recruiter and they will tell you that accepting a counteroffer is a common mistake made by many candidates in the hiring process. They can be very tempting to consider. Although a typical counteroffer will probably include some sort of financial incentive; it's often little more than an employment [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:51:36-04:00 March 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Value of Trade Schools

Emphasizing the value of trade schools to current and future generations could very well be the key to solving the skilled labor shortage that is impacting the construction industry in America. Since a growing number of U.S. high schools are eliminating vocational training opportunities due to budget cuts, fewer students are gaining [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:31:17-04:00 March 20th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Federal & Military Construction

Construction companies with experience in federal construction continue to build, maintain, and renovate America's federal and military properties. From upgrading military buildings to conform with antiterrorism standards, to cleaning up and recycling hurricane debris and helping protect threatened wildlife worldwide, there have been a variety of exciting projects in this space recently. [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:36:32-04:00 March 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|

A Unique Projects and Issues in Construction

Although the demand for specific projects, like data centers, is on the rise, so is the call for other distinct building ventures around the nation. Construction recruiters are looking for the best candidates to erect everything from information warehouses to underground transportation tunnels. New Data Centers Facebook, Apple, Google and Oracle are [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:58:32-04:00 March 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|
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