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Why Are Candidates Still Taking Counteroffers?

Ask any experienced construction recruiter and they will tell you that accepting a counteroffer is a common mistake made by many candidates in the hiring process. They can be very tempting to consider. Although a typical counteroffer will probably include some sort of financial incentive; it's often little more than an employment [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:51:36+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Value of Trade Schools

Emphasizing the value of trade schools to current and future generations could very well be the key to solving the skilled labor shortage that is impacting the construction industry in America. Since a growing number of U.S. high schools are eliminating vocational training opportunities due to budget cuts, fewer students are gaining [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:31:17+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Federal & Military Construction

Construction companies with experience in federal construction continue to build, maintain, and renovate America's federal and military properties. From upgrading military buildings to conform with antiterrorism standards, to cleaning up and recycling hurricane debris and helping protect threatened wildlife worldwide, there have been a variety of exciting projects in this space recently. [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:36:32+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|

A Unique Projects and Issues in Construction

Although the demand for specific projects, like data centers, is on the rise, so is the call for other distinct building ventures around the nation. Construction recruiters are looking for the best candidates to erect everything from information warehouses to underground transportation tunnels. New Data Centers Facebook, Apple, Google and Oracle are [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:58:32+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Looking Back to Look Forward: Wrapping up Our 50th Year

The Birmingham Group became pioneers of the executive search niche back in 1967. Although we're proud to conclude our 50th year of successful growth helping our clients achieve their dreams, we're also grateful for the amazing clients we get to work with every day. They have helped us become one of the [...]

By | 2018-03-02T10:17:53+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Sustainability & LEED Certification in Commercial Construction

The sustainability and green building movement continues to gain momentum in the commercial construction industry as many states, federal agencies, and local governments require the use of emerging green building technologies. One of the most popular sustainable certification programs is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The LEED initiative dates [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:38:16+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Construction Blog|

Coalition Releases Plan to Modernize American Infrastructure

The construction industry has been in the headlines recently with several compelling announcements being reported. President Trump donated part of his salary ($100,000) to fund infrastructure projects around the US, and his administration also released a 55-page outline of an infrastructure plan that depicts a 10-year, $1.5 trillion proposal. But, many industry [...]

By | 2018-02-28T18:22:14+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Water and Wastewater Construction

The water and wastewater construction industry continues to confront a variety of unique challenges. Not only is it dealing with the ongoing skilled labor crisis, but it is also tasked with renovating outdated infrastructure around the US. The industry must also meet a growing demand for more effective and efficient water delivery [...]

By | 2018-02-16T14:23:59+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Labor Shortage Issues in Commercial Construction

A growing number of client companies are collaborating with commercial construction recruiting specialists in an effort combat the ongoing skilled labor crisis taking place across the industry. The persistent labor shortage is tied to a variety of issues that are affecting commercial construction industry. Here are some of those areas and efforts [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:06:12+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Healthcare Construction

The population continues to climb in the United States along with the number of elderly people requiring medical care. The healthcare construction industry continues to progress in an effort to meet a growing demand for quality medical services. The way that healthcare is delivered to people has definitely changed over the years [...]

By | 2018-02-13T09:51:33+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|
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