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Is Your Company Embodying Its Mission and Values?

Making sure that your company’s mission and values are transparent is the foundation of a successful construction firm. But, it’s just as important that everyone in your company shares the core values and embodies those values on a daily basis, instead of just putting them on your website and forgetting about them. [...]

By | 2019-02-05T10:07:23-04:00 February 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Sports Can Teach Us About Recruiting

If professional sports recruiting can teach us one thing about recruiting talent, it’s that procrastination is often the number one enemy. From the Golden State Warriors to the Houston Astros, there’ve been countless teams in recent years that have succeeded wildly by focusing on recruiting the most talented players on a consistent [...]

By | 2019-02-05T08:31:11-04:00 February 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Productivity Tips: Prioritize and Focus to Meet Your Deadlines

Staying productive can be challenging, especially when there is an increasing number of demands for our attention. Yet being unproductive at work isn’t really an option; you have deadlines to complete and objectives to meet. Here are some helpful tips to increase productivity at your construction job. Understand What Is Important to [...]

By | 2019-01-28T16:42:13-04:00 January 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

5 of the Absolute Biggest Construction Trends for 2019

The construction industry is constantly evolving because technology changes over time, as do customer demands. Staying on top of emerging trends on construction will help you stay competitive. Here are five of the biggest construction trends for 2019. Modular Construction Modular construction is going to be a huge trend this year. The [...]

By | 2019-01-28T16:19:46-04:00 January 29th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Candidate Interview Mistakes: Don’t Make These!

It’s not uncommon to experience at least some anxiety when it comes to interviewing for a construction job. But you don’t have to let your nerves control you either. Often, all it takes is going back to the basics, and focusing more on avoiding some of the interview mistakes that tend to [...]

By | 2019-01-17T13:42:40-04:00 January 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Promoting from Within: Why You Should Offer Management Training

Great construction firms all share at least one thing in common. They all focus on recruiting the best talent to join their teams. From that talent they are able to build more powerful construction leadership as well as expand and grow. Leadership skills are in demand and can be difficult to pinpoint [...]

By | 2019-01-17T13:25:00-04:00 January 22nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

3 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Boss and How to Correct Them

The longer that you’re at a job, the easier it becomes to hit the cruise control and complete only the minimum duties required of you. Even though it can be tempting for construction professionals to bend the rules from time to time as you grow more comfortable with your boss, if you [...]

By | 2019-01-11T12:15:48-04:00 January 17th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentations in Construction

From new safety guidelines and regulations to the latest news and trends around the industry, there is much to be gained by attending construction conferences and networking events. Construction professionals who are seeking new opportunities, or even just want to advance in their current positions, should consider being actively involved in conferences [...]

By | 2019-01-11T11:28:21-04:00 January 15th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Is Tech Making Recruiting Better or Worse?

The recruiting profession has evolved to include the frequent use of social media, and even though some of the more traditional recruiters might not like to admit it, they can provide some benefits. These digital tools can provide more diverse and inclusive workforces, accelerated hiring processes and promoting more enjoyable candidate experiences. [...]

By | 2019-01-07T15:16:07-04:00 January 10th, 2019|Construction Blog|

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Construction Job Hunting

A construction recruiter can offer plenty of guidance on your job hunt. Yet, it’s just as important to know if and when you are receiving bad advice along the way. Here are some common mistakes to avoid during your construction job search: Blasting your construction resume all over. If you send out [...]

By | 2019-01-07T15:00:18-04:00 January 8th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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