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How to Treat the Candidates You Don’t Hire

Positive online reviews are something that many successful brands share in common. Keeping a stellar reputation in the construction industry is crucial. As construction recruiters, we like to remind business owners that your customers aren’t the only people who like to talk about their experience with your company. Prospective employees are also [...]

By | 2019-12-05T08:36:14-05:00 December 10th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Office Etiquette: What Is Appropriate and What Is Not

These days most office environments are a melting pot of different generations, cultures, and backgrounds. Sharing a workspace with others who have different values can be challenging. But in order to achieve your professional goals, you have to learn how to collaborate and succeed with your fellow construction colleagues. Achieving a cohesive [...]

By | 2019-12-05T08:28:04-05:00 December 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Improve Safety for New Hires with These Strategies

Workplace fatalities are on the rise as the demand for construction projects climbs. Now is the time to shore up your safety processes and procedures to keep on-the-job injuries low. Here are four strategies to improve safety for new hires. Safety Orientation Sessions To reduce on-the-job injuries, it is important to hold [...]

By | 2019-11-26T07:59:04-05:00 November 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Advance Your Construction Career with These 6 Tips

How do you put your best foot forward at work and ensure that you're in a prime position to advance your construction career? Here are six tips to help you advance your construction career. 1. Have an Enthusiastic Attitude If you want to make a good impression on your manager, maintain an [...]

By | 2019-11-18T10:27:02-05:00 November 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Showcase Your Firm’s Values to Attract Great Talent

As the labor shortage in construction continues to cause challenges for firms across the country, construction managers are actively trying to find ways to attract better talent. The best way to attract construction talent is to showcase your firm’s values in a way that will resonate with professionals. Here are some ways [...]

By | 2019-11-12T14:57:45-05:00 November 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Ways You Might Be Making a Bad Impression on Your Boss

In construction, everyone wants to make a good impression on their boss, yet some employees have bad work habits that can rub management the wrong way. Some aren’t even aware of these habits. Here are three ways you may be making a bad impression on your manager. Not Understanding What Is Important [...]

By | 2019-11-12T10:41:17-05:00 November 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Succession Planning: Considerations and Questions to Ask

Select market master recruiters can also be effective succession strategists. Here are important considerations and questions to ask when succession planning. Plan Ahead Plan 10 years in advance to ensure that the most essential construction leadership roles will be covered when your experienced employees retire. If you’re struggling to fill significant roles, [...]

By | 2019-11-12T10:08:20-05:00 November 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Make Time to Read: Top Picks for Self-Improvement Books

There are thousands of unbelievably successful leaders who have written books highlighting exactly what they did that catapulted them to success. Many credit a major part of their success to studying the works of people they admire as well as the people they feel are most successful in the areas they want [...]

By | 2019-11-04T11:55:12-05:00 November 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Soft Skills Can Set You Apart in Construction

While technical skills are important, soft skills can really set you apart in the construction field. With the current talent shortage, construction firms need employees who can demonstrate leadership, empathy, communication, and other important soft skills. Here are the soft skills that can set you apart in construction. Leadership Leadership is an [...]

By | 2019-11-04T12:02:04-05:00 November 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Investing in Your Team: Why It’s Critical and How to Do It More

Investing in your team is critical to the success of your construction firm, especially when there is a labor shortage. Investing in your employees will reap a strong return on investment and help you attract better talent. You want your employees to feel like you not only value them but want to [...]

By | 2019-10-30T19:37:52-04:00 October 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

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