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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|

5 Tips to Advance Your Career in the Construction Industry

Construction is an exciting industry that has many opportunities for advancement. Despite the many advantages the construction industry comes with, you won’t succeed unless you have the right attitude, set achievable goals, and take active measures. Here are five tips to advance your construction career. 1. Develop Your Skill Set Different positions [...]

By | 2019-03-04T19:06:10-04:00 March 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why You Should Invest in Your Employees

Although most construction companies understand the importance of investing in employees, they don’t necessarily take it as serious as they should. Many companies have tried investing in employees using training and development programs, only to have little success, which can be disheartening. This has led some companies to give up. But at [...]

By | 2019-03-04T18:54:42-04:00 March 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Predicting a Record Year in Construction for 2019

Construction spending is expected to increase in 2019 in what could be a record year for the industry. Spending growth is particularly high in construction areas related to single-family, office buildings, lodging, and recreation. Transportation, public safety, and conservation and development are expected to have the highest growth rates. Here’s a closer [...]

By | 2019-03-01T16:07:27-04:00 March 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

2019 US Construction Spending Outlook

Construction had a good year in 2018, and most expect 2019 to be another good year for construction spending. Most areas of construction are experiencing growth right now, including single-family, transportation, water supply, office, public safety, recreation and more. While a few areas are experiencing little change, the only areas that are [...]

By | 2019-03-01T15:39:50-04:00 March 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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