• Why Visiting the Manufacturing Floor is Key for HR

    As a seasoned HR professional, you know it best: staying connected with the realities of the employees you oversee is key in advocating for those people and managing a successful operation. For HR managers working in the manufacturing industry, this means paying regular visits to the manufacturing floor to see how your teams can best function ...
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  • The Importance of Pre-Hire Assessments in Recruitment

    Assessments aren't just another step in the hiring process anymore, they provide a neutral way to screen candidates based on their workplace fitness. They're inexpensive to find, results can be accrued in minutes, and considering the leaps and bounds made in psychology over the last several decades, they are typically more accurate than the ...
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  • 4 Communication Issues and How HR Can Solve Them

    Effective inter-staff communication is challenging even when all employees are in the same place. These challenges are exacerbated further in industries such as construction and manufacturing where an HR department and management are in one location, and employees in another. Communications issues take a high business toll — Harvard Business ...
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  • Enhance Your Onboarding System in 3 Steps

    Onboarding begins on day one and can make or break a new hire’s experience with a company. It also sets the tone for their level of productivity and caliber of work done. These first days with a company are crucial to the success of a new employee, so here are some things to consider in order to get the most out of an onboarding system.
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  • 5 Signs an Employee May Quit - And How To Save Them

    Losing an employee can feel a lot like going through a breakup or a divorce. It hurts, and it is costly — studies show the cost of losing an employee ranges from tens of thousands of dollars to 2x the position’s annual salary. You may even get the “it’s not you, it’s me” speech from employees as they leave.
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  • How to Recognize Employees the Way They'll Appreciate

    Employee engagement is important, and one of the best ways to develop engaged employees is to recognize the work they do and reward that behavior. When employee recognition becomes a priority, employees feel like their work is important and it encourages employees to continue making valuable contributions or even improve their current levels of ...
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  • How to Attract Students to Your Construction Company

    The labor shortage in the construction industry means companies have to be smarter and more creative with how they engage in-demand skilled workers. One tactic we recommend for all construction companies is to look towards younger generations — high school and college level students who may be interested in construction jobs.
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  • How to Hire in a Converging Marketing

    As construction projects become more and more complex and the technology necessary to complete them becomes more innovative, both engineering and construction expertise are often required to complete these projects. When hiring, construction company owners are beginning to see the fields converge and find that they need both skillsets but don’t ...
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  • Employer Branding to Attract Talent

    Branding for customers is common sense, but branding for applicants? That’s a different story. Employer branding is the process of promoting a company or organization as the employer of choice to a desired target group they need to recruit and retain. Here are a few tips and tricks to make an employer brand stronger and attract desired talent.
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