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Construction Estimators: An Evolving Position in Demand in Today’s Market

Not all construction careers are recession-proof. Yet, we know that construction estimators are always in demand regardless of whether the market is strong or stagnant. Organizations require talented estimators to ensure ongoing profitability, but they can be hard to find, and it’s a role that continues to evolve. For instance, owners have [...]

By | 2019-08-16T16:04:37-05:00 May 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Oil and Gas Construction: How New Regulations are Impacting the Industry

Mother nature isn’t the only thing with enough power to hold back progress in the construction industry. For better or for worse, permitting, and government regulations continue to expand across North America, often resulting in significant delays to some of the biggest building projects. The energy industry is just one of the [...]

By | 2019-04-29T14:06:29-05:00 May 2nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Tech is Changing the Hiring Process: Here’s How

As the hiring process evolves, more firms are integrating tech tools to improve screening and interviewing, saving both time and money. More tools are being introduced across the construction recruiting industry, giving us more resources than we’ve ever had to streamline the screening process. From artificial intelligence to social media, here are [...]

By | 2019-04-29T10:53:58-05:00 April 30th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Treat Employees Like Valued Members of a Family

If you’re looking for an effective way to help improve loyalty and retention in your organization, then you should consider the benefits of treating your employees like members of a family. Workers today want more than a paycheck from their jobs. They also want to feel fulfilled by doing work that is [...]

By | 2019-04-25T09:04:57-05:00 April 25th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Enough Already! 3 Things Candidates are Tired of Hearing in Interviews

If a candidate is considering a new opportunity in construction, they may attend numerous interviews where they are likely to hear the same tired questions and statements over and over again. As a hiring manager, these clichés won’t help you learn anything of value about candidates or make them feel better about [...]

By | 2019-04-23T09:25:31-05:00 April 23rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Improve Your Hiring Process in 2019

In construction’s competitive job market, you need a hiring process that is fast, meaningful, and efficient. This is the only way you’re going to come out on top when there’s a labor shortage. The best talent will go with the company that makes them feel valued and wanted. These tips will help [...]

By | 2019-04-15T08:37:58-05:00 April 18th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Optimize Your Professional and Personal Life

A common misconception about construction careers is that if you work in this profession, then you’ll be too busy to have a personal life. Although many of these positions can be very demanding, most companies still provide good working hours with evenings and weekends off. In addition to earning a higher than [...]

By | 2019-04-15T08:25:06-05:00 April 16th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Why Some Companies Don’t Care About High Employee Turnover (And Why We Do)

Some construction firms think high employee turnover doesn’t matter that much, especially when there is a skilled labor crisis. They go about hiring expecting a certain amount of turnover and wind up making mistakes in their process that only worsen the problem. From our perspective, getting your hiring process right is essential [...]

By | 2019-04-08T17:32:35-05:00 April 11th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Myths About the Construction Industry

There are many different stereotypes about the construction industry out there that impact the number of people who choose to enter the field. Here are some of the most common myths about construction from both companies and job-seekers, along with the plain truth about these misconceptions. Candidates Automation will take all of [...]

By | 2019-04-08T17:32:26-05:00 April 9th, 2019|Construction Blog|

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 | 2019-03-28T17:00:02-05:00 April 4th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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