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Creative Solutions to the Labor Shortage

In the new year, the commercial construction industry will continue to struggle with an ongoing labor shortage. As more and more baby boomers retire, fewer young professionals are entering the field. The industry has many perks for ambitious professionals, but most students and young professionals are unaware of the benefits. It’s time [...]

By | 2020-01-08T10:19:02-05:00 January 16th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Make Commercial Construction Safety a Priority in 2020

As a brand-new decade begins, it’s a good time to make safety a top priority within your construction firm. The talent shortage continues to be a major issue in the field, and this shortage has affected workplace safety. January is the perfect time to take stock of the safety protocols you have [...]

By | 2020-01-08T10:08:06-05:00 January 9th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Keep Your Team Engaged and Retained for the Firm’s Success

For your construction firm to thrive, you need to find and keep great talent. The last thing you want is for your best employees to leave for another firm. Retaining great employees requires a strategic plan. Here are some measures you can take to gain the trust and loyalty of your top [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:55:31-05:00 January 7th, 2020|Construction Blog|

Highlight Your Firm’s Culture in the Interview Process

Every encounter with your construction firm’s culture influences the candidate’s perception of your organization. If you want to make a positive impact on a candidate, highlight your company’s culture during the interview process. To make your firm’s story compelling, you’ll need a clear strategy and make a concerted effort to get your [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:44:14-05:00 January 2nd, 2020|Construction Blog|

Commercial Construction Trends: From Bird Safe Windows to Apple’s Newest Campus

Commercial construction is an exciting field with new innovations and projects being developed constantly. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up! Yet, staying up to date with the latest trends can help keep you in the loop of commercial construction market changes and geographic shifts. There are some exciting construction projects [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:30:52-05:00 December 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Top Commercial Construction Conventions and Trade Shows in 2020

From enjoying jobsite tours to hands-on demonstrations, there are many advantages to attending construction trade shows and conferences. Here is your guide to some of the top commercial construction convention and trade shows in 2020. World of Concrete World of Concrete (WOC) is commonly referred to as the most important annual international [...]

By | 2019-12-25T11:32:37-05:00 December 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Appreciate Your Team During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for generosity and showing your appreciation for those you care about. Your hard-working team is no exception. They are there day in and day out, helping the firm achieve its goals. It is important to promote a festive work environment during the holidays and take the [...]

By | 2019-12-23T16:26:45-05:00 December 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Things You Learned in Elementary School That Can Help You on Your Job Search

You may feel like most of what you learned in school are things you will never end up using in your day-to-day life. Yet, surprisingly, many of the basics that your learned in elementary school are still quite useful, especially when it comes to finding a job. Here are three of those [...]

By | 2019-12-18T19:54:16-05:00 December 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Take the Time to Build Leadership from Within Your Firm

Having a strong leadership development program in your construction firm can be a key element that sets you apart from other companies. Such a program will not only improve the performance of your team members, it will improve your firm’s reputation and help you attract better talent. The goal is to identify [...]

By | 2019-12-12T09:01:31-05:00 December 17th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Are Cover Letters Still Necessary?

Cover letters have commonly been used as a way to introduce yourself and make a positive first impression on hiring managers. But more companies are looking for ways to streamline their recruiting process and some no longer require cover letters because they are too time consuming to read. As construction recruiters, we [...]

By | 2019-12-12T08:47:14-05:00 December 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

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