• 5 Ways to Close the Construction Skills Gap

    The construction industry has been experiencing a skills gap for years, with too many open positions and not enough skilled workers to fill them. This has been causing both efficiency and safety issues for construction organizations and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. While the gap isn’t likely to close quickly, there are several things that ...
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  • Support Your Onboarding Process with Mentoring

    When one thinks of onboarding, piles of paperwork and dramatic social and cultural assimilation are likely some of the first things to come to mind. It’s often an overwhelming process, and many employees look back on their onboarding experience and wish they’d had a mentor to ask questions and further help them adjust to their new careers. ...
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  • Engage Employees Through Workplace Performance Goals

    Employees are more likely to be engaged with an organization if they feel like they’re being heard. Whether it’s through employee performance reviews or less formal meetings with a manager, employees can often be made to feel as though their thoughts and feelings about their career development don’t matter. While this may not be a manager’s ...
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  • 5 Solutions for Hiring During Busy Season

    If you work in recruitment at a manufacturing company, you already know that hiring during busy seasons is a major pain point. Bringing on new staff at this time of year can be a catch-22: you need skilled new workers to contribute to your projects — but at the same time it takes time and energy away from your existing team to recruit, hire, and ...
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  • Why Knowledge Transfer is Key for Construction

    When the Baby Boomer generation retires, their skills and knowledge retire too. Recent statistics have found that 40% of the entire construction workforce is Baby Boomers — with 54% of all construction managers being in this generation. These people will very soon be trading the 9-to-5 for retirement time. This could potentially have a major ...
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  • Mobile Technology Finds Home at Construction Sites

    Mobile technology has taken the construction industry by storm and is transforming the way industrial operations take place. Now, with the advent of 4G and smartphones, mobile apps and software tailored to the needs of the construction industry are becoming more prevalent and easier than ever to install and operate. There are many reasons why a ...
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  • Encourage Diversity in Construction: Here's Why

    A recent Washington Post article revealed the dire straits of the construction industry: Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, widening what is an already huge skills gap in a competitive industry. The article advocates for diversity as a way to broaden the workforce and ensure that everyone who can work, is. More specifically, the article talks ...
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    Recruiting Challenges in the Construction Industry

    Whether your construction company is large or small, you have likely experienced the challenges caused by the shortage of skilled construction workers. When construction job sites aren't properly staffed, construction companies may find themselves missing project deadlines, skipping proper safety procedures and losing overworked employees. ...
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  • 5 Ways to Recruit Quality Construction Talent

    In 2016, 56% of construction companies reported that they were facing a moderate to serious skilled labor shortage, according to a survey done by Fortune. Whether it’s public perceptions of the industry, lack of high school curriculum that set a groundwork for a construction workforce, or a lack of industry understanding, the construction industry ...
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  • How Veterans Can Help Optimize Your Applicant Pool

    As the nation celebrates Independence Day, it’s important to remember and honor the veterans who sacrificed for the country’s freedom. It’s also important to recognize what assets American veterans are to the workforce and the potential they offer to your organization.
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