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Improve Your Hiring Process in 2019

In construction’s competitive job market, you need a hiring process that is fast, meaningful, and efficient. This is the only way you’re going to come out on top when there’s a labor shortage. The best talent will go with the company that makes them feel valued and wanted. These tips will help [...]

By | 2019-04-15T08:37:58-04:00 April 18th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Optimize Your Professional and Personal Life

A common misconception about construction careers is that if you work in this profession, then you’ll be too busy to have a personal life. Although many of these positions can be very demanding, most companies still provide good working hours with evenings and weekends off. In addition to earning a higher than [...]

By | 2019-04-15T08:25:06-04:00 April 16th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why Some Companies Don’t Care About High Employee Turnover (And Why We Do)

Some construction firms think high employee turnover doesn’t matter that much, especially when there is a skilled labor crisis. They go about hiring expecting a certain amount of turnover and wind up making mistakes in their process that only worsen the problem. From our perspective, getting your hiring process right is essential [...]

By | 2019-04-08T17:32:35-04:00 April 11th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Myths About the Construction Industry

There are many different stereotypes about the construction industry out there that impact the number of people who choose to enter the field. Here are some of the most common myths about construction from both companies and job-seekers, along with the plain truth about these misconceptions. Candidates Automation will take all of [...]

By | 2019-04-08T17:32:26-04:00 April 9th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Make the Most of Topgrading

Putting together a team of talented professionals is a lot like putting together a sports team. You want high-performing players who work well together and make each other stronger. Topgrading can help your construction company build a dream team. Topgrading is a hiring philosophy and methodology developed by Brad Smart. The goal [...]

By | 2019-03-28T17:00:02-04:00 April 4th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why You Need to Treat Your Employees Like Valued Family Members

Some of the most successful construction firms all share at least one thing in common - they’ve all learned the benefits of treating their employees like valued family members. From improving employee retention to boosting the overall morale of your workplace, if you want to keep your team motivated and engaged, then [...]

By | 2019-03-28T16:42:46-04:00 April 2nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Benefits of Working in Construction

There are numerous advantages to working in the construction industry. Not only do many of the open positions come with above average salaries, some also don’t require a four-year degree. Whether you’re considering attending trade school or you’re looking for a new career path that has great benefits, here are some of [...]

By | 2019-03-25T15:19:37-04:00 March 28th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Essential Strategies to Help Your New Hires Succeed

When you hire new talent for your construction company, you want to do everything you can to make the transition easy for them. We all know hiring isn’t easy. You have to attract the right candidates, deal with numerous interviews, and then make an important decision about who to bring into your [...]

By | 2019-03-25T15:18:57-04:00 March 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Hiring the Right People for Your Team

“First who, then what” is a concept Jim Collins uses to illustrate the importance of hiring the right people for your team in his book, Good to Great. Having the right people has to come before having the direction. In the book, Collins uses the metaphor of a bus. You are the [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:56:49-04:00 March 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

A Recruiting Success Story: Repeat Clients

It takes a keen eye for recognizing professionals who stand out from everybody else to be successful in construction recruiting. Our firm has built a network of repeat clients in part through our ability to recognize and unlock the potential in passive candidates. Once our client companies have the right team in [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:40:43-04:00 March 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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