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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|

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|
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