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Forget Traditional Performance Reviews: 3 Reasons Why You No Longer Need Them

It’s becoming more evident that traditional performance reviews aren’t as effective as they once were. Today’s workers have different values than their predecessors. Construction professionals want more than just a paycheck. They also want professional advancement, flexibility, continuing education, and opportunities to make a difference in the world around them. As construction [...]

By | 2019-07-11T10:17:47-04:00 July 11th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Much Do Project Field Engineers Get Paid?

How much do project field engineers get paid? As commercial construction recruiters, we know the market. We see every day that Junior Project Field Engineer and Project Field Engineer I positions are in high demand in the commercial construction industry. They are responsible for confirming that onsite safety standards are all being [...]

By | 2019-08-08T13:40:26-04:00 July 9th, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Signs You Should Work in Commercial Construction for a Living

As more jobs are being outsourced to foreign markets overseas, it’s a relief knowing that our industry requires skills and experience that can’t be outsourced. Now is an ideal time to enter the construction field for a variety of reasons. There is currently a labor shortage, wages are high, and the industry [...]

By | 2019-06-27T09:50:36-04:00 July 4th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction Firms are Going the Distance to Attract Talent

As construction recruiters, we see that the construction firms having the most success in recruiting top talent are the ones that are going the distance to attract construction talent. They know there is a shortage of commercial construction labor and they are taking the steps necessary to not only shore up their [...]

By | 2019-06-27T08:35:57-04:00 July 2nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Resign from Your Job on a Positive Note

In your career, you’ll most likely reach a point where you have to write a resignation letter. Even if you have a job you love, a better opportunity might come along. Sometimes, you just need a change. Resigning from a job is especially difficult if you work with people you respect or [...]

By | 2019-06-27T08:26:40-04:00 June 27th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Commercial Construction Trends Impacting Hiring

Keeping up with commercial construction trends helps you stay competitive, maintain an effective team, and provide you with the tools you need to grow your construction business. Here are some current construction trends that are likely to affect your hiring and workforce. Technology Supporting Workers While some predicted that technology would replace [...]

By | 2019-06-24T20:17:22-04:00 June 25th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What are the Salary Ranges for Senior Project Managers and Project Directors?

Some of the higher paying and most rewarding construction careers are currently in demand. With the current labor shortage, vital positions such as Senior Project Managers and Project Directors are among the most needed in the construction industry. As commercial construction recruiters, we know the true construction salary ranges for construction jobs.  [...]

By | 2019-08-16T15:50:46-04:00 June 20th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Water and Wastewater Construction Trends

From public service to commercial applications, the water and wastewater industry will be hiring for upward of 700,000 construction jobs that will provide billions of dollars in personal income over the next several years. The Report Card for America's Infrastructure was recently published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The [...]

By | 2019-06-18T11:18:21-04:00 June 18th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction and Engineering Mergers and Acquisitions at All Time High

Construction and engineering mergers and acquisition reached record highs last year and the sector continues to see incredible activity this year. These trends demonstrate the strength of the construction market, but also means firms need to rethink their hiring strategies. Merger and Acquisition Trends Between 2010 and 2017, the annual number of [...]

By | 2019-06-10T16:09:20-04:00 June 13th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Current Positions in Demand in Commercial Construction

Commercial construction careers are as robust as they've ever been thanks to a strong U.S. economy. Yet, firms around the country continue to face staff and labor shortages leaving some of the most crucial positions in demand in commercial construction. We continue to consult with industry executives concerning the skilled labor crisis [...]

By | 2019-06-05T16:58:08-04:00 June 11th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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