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7 Signs You’re in a Toxic Workplace and Maybe it’s Time to Leave

From the excellent pay and benefits to great job security, construction jobs can be very fulfilling for a number of legitimate reasons. But, similar to any other industry, construction careers can become hampered by a toxic workplaces too. If you are concerned that you might be in a toxic workplace, then there [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:26:26+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What Are Star Candidates Looking for in a Commercial Construction Company?

Since it's currently a job seeker's market, there are more construction jobs than there are professionals to fill them. But, there will always be a number of highly qualified workers still in the industry looking for new or even better opportunities. Your organization can attract some of these star candidates by simply [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:32+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Gauge Emotional Intelligence During the Interview

Finding qualified candidates for construction careers can be challenging during a skilled labor crisis. Although many candidates might look good on paper based upon their dependability, education, and previous accomplishments, their soft-skills might not be the best fit for the mission of your organization. So, a growing number of employers seek candidates [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:07:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Construction Industry Trends

It's an exciting time to be involved in the construction industry. A majority of commercial construction firms across the US expect to grow the number of workers that they employ in 2018 due to an increased demand in everything from Institutional Construction to Multifamily Construction. Since there's still a skilled labor crisis, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:06:16+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Construction Blog|

5 Things Never to Say at Work

Working in a commercial construction job can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. Yet, it's still possible for employees to experience less than perfect days for a variety of reasons. From weather delays to being shorthanded at a job site, it's not uncommon for those working construction jobs to vent their frustrations to [...]

By | 2018-01-22T09:11:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Optimism About Construction Employment Expansion in 2018

The construction market gained plenty of momentum in 2017, and even recorded a 10 year high in employment numbers. It’s already predicted to continue growing in 2018, with a majority of Associated General Contractors (AGC) members planning to increase their respective headcount. Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:54:33+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Construction Industry Sees Employment Reach a 10 Year High

There were some impressive statistics from 2017 with regard to employment numbers in the construction industry. Not only did construction jobs reach their highest level since November 2008, but construction salaries also rose as well. These overall improvements are bolstered by the fact that recent tax reforms will likely increase wages by [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:10:13+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Oil and Gas Construction: Interview Tips for Candidates

Candidates who are considering a career in the construction industry are likely privy to the ongoing labor crisis. Since construction professionals are in constant demand, creating a sharp resume should be the first step when searching for a construction job. A good resume provides potential candidates with an opportunity to make a [...]

By | 2018-01-08T11:03:44+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Construction Blog|

6 Strategies to Motivate Your Construction Team Through Good Leadership

Landing the best candidates for your commercial construction jobs should always be a main priority. But, in order to experience long-term success in any industry, you also need to keep those candidates motivated and inspired by providing them with good leadership. Whether it's on the construction site or in the office, good [...]

By | 2018-01-08T10:06:13+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Rewards of Working in the Construction Field

There are a lot of positive benefits to working in the construction field. Many of the positions in demand pay very well and they can also be exciting and fulfilling. From helping to build infrastructure like the roads and bridges we all rely on, to constructing institutions of higher education, you can [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:55+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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