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Are You Attracting and Engaging Diverse Employees?

When it comes to construction recruiting, diversity is key – especially in this labor shortage. Having diverse generations and gender has many benefits, including increased creativity, problem-solving, and engagement. However, many construction firms still use a one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment. Here are some tips for hiring diversity in construction. Attracting and Engaging [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:54:24-05:00 February 26th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Construction Safety Improvements are on the Horizon for 2019?

As companies and organizations reflect on the previous year’s successes and failures, they are considering ways to improve safety. In recent years, construction safety has advanced faster than ever before. Innovative new technology has allowed construction firms to address more safety concerns. In 2016, there were 991 workplace fatalities in the construction [...]

By | 2019-03-25T10:30:36-05:00 February 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

Focus on What Sets You Apart When Hiring

From the moment a candidate arrives for an interview, they are assessing the company’s culture. Everything from the way they are greeted to the firmness of the first handshake can influence how they perceive the company and its culture. One of the most important goals during the interview process is to accurately [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:27:27-05:00 February 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Now is the Time to Land a Great Opportunity in Construction

On the one hand, the construction industry is booming. On the other hand, the industry also faces a substantial labor shortage. This makes it the ideal time to find a great opportunity in construction. Whether you’re looking to enter the career for the first time, or your looking to advance your career, [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:54:07-05:00 February 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

A Recruiting Success Story: Growth Potential Realized

There are many different reasons why construction companies can experience stagnant growth periods, but one critical cause is not hiring the right people at the right time. Here’s a recruiting success story where we helped a firm grow to the next level of success they wanted to reach. A Company in Transition [...]

By | 2019-02-11T09:22:47-05:00 February 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Is Your Company Embodying Its Mission and Values?

Making sure that your company’s mission and values are transparent is the foundation of a successful construction firm. But, it’s just as important that everyone in your company shares the core values and embodies those values on a daily basis, instead of just putting them on your website and forgetting about them. [...]

By | 2019-02-05T10:07:23-05:00 February 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Sports Can Teach Us About Recruiting

If professional sports recruiting can teach us one thing about recruiting talent, it’s that procrastination is often the number one enemy. From the Golden State Warriors to the Houston Astros, there’ve been countless teams in recent years that have succeeded wildly by focusing on recruiting the most talented players on a consistent [...]

By | 2019-02-05T08:31:11-05:00 February 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Productivity Tips: Prioritize and Focus to Meet Your Deadlines

Staying productive can be challenging, especially when there is an increasing number of demands for our attention. Yet being unproductive at work isn’t really an option; you have deadlines to complete and objectives to meet. Here are some helpful tips to increase productivity at your construction job. Understand What Is Important to [...]

By | 2019-01-28T16:42:13-05:00 January 31st, 2019|Construction Blog|

5 of the Absolute Biggest Construction Trends for 2019

The construction industry is constantly evolving because technology changes over time, as do customer demands. Staying on top of emerging trends on construction will help you stay competitive. Here are five of the biggest construction trends for 2019. Modular Construction Modular construction is going to be a huge trend this year. The [...]

By | 2019-01-28T16:19:46-05:00 January 29th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Candidate Interview Mistakes: Don’t Make These!

It’s not uncommon to experience at least some anxiety when it comes to interviewing for a construction job. But you don’t have to let your nerves control you either. Often, all it takes is going back to the basics, and focusing more on avoiding some of the interview mistakes that tend to [...]

By | 2019-01-17T13:42:40-05:00 January 24th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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