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6 Ways to Have an Effective Performance Appraisal

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A performance appraisal lets an employee and their manager discuss the employee’s performance, goals, and future development opportunities. This typically includes reviewing previously set objectives, setting new objectives for the next review period, and taking notes on the discussion. A performance appraisal often is used along with other performance assessment tools. Examples include the following:… Read More »

Top Hazards for Pipe Fitters

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Assembling and installing the pipes used in heating, cooling, steam, hot water, and lubrication and processing systems is a hazardous job. The same is true for assembling the materials, threading and hammering the pipes, altering the pipe sizes, and securing the pipes to tanks and walls. Many of these hazards were mentioned in a previous… Read More »

Improve Employee Development and Training

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Providing employee development and training opportunities for your construction team is important. Increasing your team members’ knowledge and skills helps them contribute more to your organization. This is especially important as the industry continues to struggle to find qualified candidates to fill open roles. Discover some benefits of providing employee development and training opportunities and… Read More »

Back to Basics: Electrician Tips for Beginners

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When starting your career as an electrician, it’s important to establish safety habits. Because working with electricity can be hazardous, you need to take the proper precautions. These tips can help. Follow these guidelines to stay safe when working as an electrician. Work with a Partner Always bring a partner to perform electrical work. This… Read More »

Improve Profitability by Gaining Repeat Construction Customers

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Gaining repeat construction customers is easier and less costly than earning new customers. This is why your company needs to go out of its way to provide quality work. This includes finishing projects on time and within budget. Your customers will remember how they felt while working with you. This is why you need to… Read More »

Apprenticeships Aren’t Just for Recent Grads

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If you’re out of work or looking for a career change, you may be interested in entering the construction industry. Or, if you work in the field, you might want to retrain for a different career path. In any case, an apprenticeship may be beneficial for you. An apprenticeship is not targeted just at recent… Read More »

A Confined Space Rescue Plan Can Help You Avoid Jobsite Injuries

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Working in a confined space can be dangerous. A confined space typically has a limited number of entryways and exits. This makes it difficult to evacuate in an emergency. As a result, you need a comprehensive confined space rescue plan to ensure your workers can get out if their safety is at risk. The following… Read More »

Career Guide: HVAC Mechanic

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Do you enjoy mathematics, mechanics, and hands-on work? Are you open to work environments that may include homes, schools, offices, factories, hospitals, or other buildings? If so, you may enjoy a career as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic. An HVAC mechanic has specialized knowledge of machines, building construction, and electrical design. The… Read More »

Keeping Your Construction Team Safe: Workplace Safety Month

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Emphasizing the importance of construction safety is important at all times. This is especially true during June, which is Safety Month. As the temperatures and humidity rise, your construction team likely faces increasing risks while on the job. This is why taking precautions is even more important. Focusing on small steps can make a big… Read More »

Recently Graduated High School? How to Enter the Construction Field

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As a recent high school graduate, what are your career plans? Although you may plan to go to college, you might want to begin earning an income first. Or, you could continue your education while you work in the construction industry. The low barrier to entry and lower cost of education make a career in… Read More »