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Looking Back to Look Forward: Wrapping up Our 50th Year

The Birmingham Group became pioneers of the executive search niche back in 1967. Although we're proud to conclude our 50th year of successful growth helping our clients achieve their dreams, we're also grateful for the amazing clients we get to work with every day. They have helped us become one of the [...]

By | 2018-03-02T10:17:53-04:00 March 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Sustainability & LEED Certification in Commercial Construction

The sustainability and green building movement continues to gain momentum in the commercial construction industry as many states, federal agencies, and local governments require the use of emerging green building technologies. One of the most popular sustainable certification programs is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The LEED initiative dates [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:38:16-04:00 March 1st, 2018|Construction Blog|

Coalition Releases Plan to Modernize American Infrastructure

The construction industry has been in the headlines recently with several compelling announcements being reported. President Trump donated part of his salary ($100,000) to fund infrastructure projects around the US, and his administration also released a 55-page outline of an infrastructure plan that depicts a 10-year, $1.5 trillion proposal. But, many industry [...]

By | 2018-02-28T18:22:14-04:00 February 27th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Water and Wastewater Construction

The water and wastewater construction industry continues to confront a variety of unique challenges. Not only is it dealing with the ongoing skilled labor crisis, but it is also tasked with renovating outdated infrastructure around the US. The industry must also meet a growing demand for more effective and efficient water delivery [...]

By | 2018-02-16T14:23:59-04:00 February 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Labor Shortage Issues in Commercial Construction

A growing number of client companies are collaborating with commercial construction recruiting specialists in an effort combat the ongoing skilled labor crisis taking place across the industry. The persistent labor shortage is tied to a variety of issues that are affecting commercial construction industry. Here are some of those areas and efforts [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:06:12-04:00 February 20th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Healthcare Construction

The population continues to climb in the United States along with the number of elderly people requiring medical care. As healthcare construction recruiters, we see how 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 [...]

By | 2019-06-18T10:59:15-04:00 February 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:26:26-04:00 February 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:32-04:00 February 8th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:04-04:00 February 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:06:16-04:00 February 1st, 2018|Construction Blog|
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