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3 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Hiring Process

Construction firms that have the most streamlined hiring process are able to attract and retain staff better than those that don’t. If your interview process is structured, then the odds of making the right hiring decisions increase. Start by describing your opportunity and think about your ideal candidate. Successful construction recruiters always [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:07:38+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Improve Worksite Safety in the Construction Field

Construction jobs often entail a degree of risk. The potential for injury is greater than in other fields that require less machinery and manual labor. Most companies, however, recognize the risk and try to minimize it. Identifying, evaluating, and controlling potential hazards are the keys to risk management. Safety Expectations There are [...]

By | 2018-04-30T17:31:40+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

4 Things You’re Doing Wrong in Your Construction Job Search

Some candidates might send out hundreds of resumes when they are looking for a construction job and then not even get a single interview. If that’s the case, then it’s probably time to reevaluate your overall job search strategy. In spite of the fact that there’s a labor shortage, candidates still need [...]

By | 2018-04-24T16:21:05+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Spotlight on Concrete Construction

Construction recruiting firms around the nation are always looking for skilled concrete laborers and finishers. From pouring parking structures and parking lots to roads and building foundations, concrete construction is essential to the conveniences of daily life. Concrete construction falls into two categories – flat work and structural. Structural concrete projects include [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:31:13+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Access Top Talent in This Highly Competitive Market

When you’re planning future construction projects as you have probably already learned, a company can’t just post ads and expect the quality candidates to come flowing in. No doubt, you’ve gone this route and wound up with numerous unqualified candidates, lost time, and a lot of disappointment. With the current labor shortage [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:17:32+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Secrets of a Successful Company Culture

There is little worse than a company wrought with corporate politics and unsure leadership where there’s a poor working atmosphere and its every person for themselves. Companies should find ways to build a reputation as “the” place to work. Having a positive company culture goes a long way toward reaching that goal. [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:19:46+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What’s Wrong with Your Hiring Strategy?

When you’re planning on hiring construction talent, it’s important to move to the top of the game quickly. The problem is that the market is already more than at full employment. So how do you ensure you can retain the talent you need to grow and meet your sales goals? Traditional Methods [...]

By | 2018-04-02T11:21:33+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What Issues Stand in the Way of Solving the Labor Shortage?

There are numerous factors that contribute to the ongoing skilled labor crisis in construction including the lingering impact of the recession, the difficulty in attracting younger workers, and the restrictions placed on employment of those with felony convictions. Although there may not be a singular solution for the labor shortage, there are [...]

By | 2018-04-02T10:55:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Awkward Job Interviews

Despite the fact that a majority of interviews may go off without a hitch, there are those times when things turn awkward. Yet it’s still important for candidates and hiring managers to remain as professional as possible throughout the entire process even when they encounter those difficult situations. If you’re searching for [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:32:04+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Construction Blog|

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|

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