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Getting Ready to Resign? Here are Some Tips to Make it Easier on Everyone

Even when you’re exciting by your new job opportunity or career path, leaving your old construction job is never easy. There is a lot of emotion on both ends. You probably have friends you’re reluctant to leave behind and you might be leaving your manager in a bind. Meanwhile, coworkers will likely [...]

By | 2019-01-02T16:12:10-04:00 January 3rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Salary Ranges for Preconstruction Managers and Preconstruction Directors

Serious growth potential exists for commercial construction professionals who are thoughtful and strategic – especially in preconstruction. Through honing their skills and experience, construction professionals can work to achieve over a 6-figure salary. Positions as preconstruction manager and preconstruction director require certain skills experience, and their salaries vary depending on the geographic [...]

By | 2018-12-19T20:00:03-04:00 January 1st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why You Should Ban the Box

The construction industry faces a labor shortage, and it is just going to continue to be harder to find skilled professionals. One thing contributing to the skilled labor crisis is the “box.” Most job applications ask you to indicate if you have a criminal record. Not only is the box unfair to [...]

By | 2018-12-19T19:57:42-04:00 December 27th, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Best Kept Secrets About Employee Retention

Finding good construction talent can be difficult, so the last thing you want is for your best employees to leave. Job satisfaction continues to be an issue in many markets, including the construction industry. It is harder than ever to keep employees engaged, happy, and motivated. These secrets of keeping construction talent [...]

By | 2018-12-19T19:28:35-04:00 December 25th, 2018|Construction Blog|

6 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Get a New Employee Incentive Program

Employee incentive programs are important because low morale can have many negative ramifications on employment. Employees with low morale are much more likely to quit, but they also don’t perform as well. Moreover, high turnover can hurt your construction firm's reputation and make it harder for you to attract construction talent. Here [...]

By | 2018-12-19T19:28:30-04:00 December 20th, 2018|Construction Blog|

10 Insightful (and Sometimes Hilarious) Quotes About Recruiting

The recruiting industry is as competitive and demanding as it’s ever been. It takes in-depth market knowledge and a solid process to discover hidden talent, especially when it comes to construction recruiting. Through the years, recruiters have come up with some pretty interesting quotes to describe the different aspects of recruiting and [...]

By | 2018-12-10T16:48:32-04:00 December 18th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Should You Bring More Variety to Your Construction Projects?

While some construction companies manage to endure by specializing in a niche, others benefit from having more diversity. Adding more variety to your construction projects can help you keep up with changing demands and reach a larger construction customer base. There’s a Nationwide Labor Shortage The construction industry is experiencing a continued [...]

By | 2018-12-10T16:31:10-04:00 December 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Salary Ranges for Superintendent III and IV/General Superintendent

In commercial construction there is a huge amount of growth potential for professionals who are productive and diligent. The construction industry is an exciting place to work for its variety of projects and possibility to succeed. Professionals can advance to earn over 6 figures. If they put in the time and effort, [...]

By | 2018-12-10T16:16:52-04:00 December 11th, 2018|Construction Blog|

9 Must-Follow LinkedIn Pages for the Commercial Construction Industry

Whether you’re a candidate searching for construction careers, or a company owner in the industry, there are several reasons why you should already be using LinkedIn to bolster your professional network. Many of the top companies in the commercial construction industry use LinkedIn to connect with construction professionals and highlight their current [...]

By | 2018-12-03T17:00:28-04:00 December 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Automation in Construction Won’t Eliminate the Need for Humans in the Workforce

Equipment and computer software are advancing to the point where automation in the construction industry is starting to make people worry about the future of their jobs. Automation in construction hasn’t occurred as quickly as it has in other industries, but more automation is beginning to emerge. Fortunately, while automation can increase [...]

By | 2018-12-03T16:39:10-04:00 December 4th, 2018|Construction Blog|
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