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Coronavirus, how it may affect construction and hiring

Most of us are probably familiar with, by now, the meme illustrating Stephen King’s It loitering at subterranean levels in the sewers with promises of hand sanitizer. It is an evil entity that shapeshifts, manifesting itself into its victims’ greatest fears and projecting them; It might be fair to draw a slight parallel to coronavirus […]

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The Horrors of Ghosting in Business

One of the biggest problems affecting the recruitment industry today is “Ghosting”. The thing about this particular problem of professional ghosting, however, is that it hurts the candidate far more than the recruiter; the recruiter will simply move on to another candidate who will receive the spoils of a new, fantastic job, while you, the […]

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Outlook for the 2020 Building Materials Industry

The state of the 2020 building materials industry contains some interesting data. For example, housing starts are flat in the U.S., and remodeling is a bright spot expected to ebb. The state of the 2020 building materials industry shows a slowing global economy coupled with tariffs are cautioning building materials manufacturers and creating uncertainty despite […]

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3 Hiring Tips for Fast-Growing Companies

The average growth rate for a company is between 15% and 45% from year to year, but there are some incredibly successful businesses that outpace that number. This level of achievement is a feat of which business owners should be proud. However, rapid development can sometimes distract members of fast-growing companies from important decisions, particularly […]

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Soft Skills 2019

How Hiring Managers Can Best Assess Job Candidates’ Soft Skills

During the hiring process, hiring mangers pay a great deal of attention to a candidate’s hard skills, the quantifiable abilities that potential new hires have gained through education, certification, or prior work experience. However, just as crucial as a recruit’s hard skills are their soft skills, their interpersonal or “people” skills. Unlike hard skills, though, […]

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Commercial Construction 2019

3 Commercial Construction Industry Trends for the Second Half of 2019

We have just past the halfway point of 2019, and so far, this year has remained a strong one for the United States’ economy and its workforce, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.6 percent as of May. This sense of positivity has spilled over into many industries, including the commercial construction sector. The Q2 […]

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Calling Job Candidates

Why Calling Job Candidates Can Be More Beneficial Than Emailing Them

Emailing job candidates has become more challenging in recent years as everyone’s inboxes are flooded with a deluge of daily messages. In fact, in 2019, it is projected that over 246 billion emails will be sent and received ever day. How does one stand out and improve their open email rates in such an over-saturated […]

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The Cost of Waiting for the Perfect Job Candidate

Those seeking employment have been able to be much more selective about the positions they take in recent years, a trend that has continued throughout the first half of 2019 due to the reduced unemployment rate. As of April 5, that rate remains at 3.5%. People searching for work throughout multiple industries, including construction and […]

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Construction Industry Trends 2019

3 Construction Industry Trends Continuing in 2019

The construction industry continued to grow throughout 2018, even as labor shortages plagued different sectors. Unemployment in the industry reached a record low of 3.6% back in October 2018, and even though that number now sits at 5.1% as of March 2019, it remains much lower than the 7.3% unemployment rate that began 2018. 2019 […]

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Hiring Trends 2019

3 Hiring Trends to Expect in 2019

With the new arrival of a new year comes new changes to the always evolving job landscape. So what hiring trends can employers and potential new hires expect to see in 2019? There’s a bevy of developments that impact all facets of the job market, from wages to workplace diversity to a company’s online presence. […]

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