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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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Building Products Industry Trends 2019

3 Trends Impacting the Building Products Industry in 2019

The buildings products industry continues to grow and evolve with every year. New forms of technology are introduced to aid manufacturers, or trade disputes and higher tariffs affect the cost of building materials. Additionally, the construction industry, with its consistent number of projects and need for skilled workers, has impacted the building products industry and […]

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Labor Shortages American Consumers

How the Labor Shortage Problem May Harm American Consumers in 2018 and Beyond

As the United Sates’ unemployment rate remains consistent at 3.9%, numerous industries are currently facing labor shortages. More jobs are available than there are skilled workers to fill them, and with so many open positions to choose from, those seeking employment are being quite particular when selecting which jobs they apply to and which they […]

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Labor Shortage Problem

3 Potential Solutions to the Labor Shortage Problem in the Construction and Building Products Industries

It is an odd time for major industries in America right now. While unemployment remains at a consistent low of 3.9% and wages increase, many fields still find themselves facing labor shortages. Two of those industries are the construction and building products industries. The construction industry currently averages 200,000 monthly vacancies, while the building products […]

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