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10 Ways to Increase Productivity at Your Construction Site

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The nature of the construction industry can be tricky for workers – sometimes waiting for your next assignment can feel like a game of hurry up and wait. As we remain in the thick of construction season, here are the top ways that workers at a construction site can increase their productivity.  1. Communication  The number… Read More »

6 Questions to Ask Candidates During a Phone Interview

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You’ve sorted through applications and resumes, and you’ve made the calls: It’s time for phone interviews. But are you prepared? Hiring managers execute many, many phone screens during the hiring cycle. If you don’t have your interview questions down pat, you’ll want to come up with a reliable script so you’re always prepared to evaluate potential… Read More »

When & How Should I Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Waiting…    and waiting…    and waiting.    That’s the name of the game when it comes to applying for jobs these days. You can send out thirty job applications and not receive a single response. But how do you know when it’s time to reach out and advocate for yourself? Here’s how you can tell when… Read More »

10 Interview Tips for Employers

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Operating a successful team starts with recruiting the right hires. Candidates are more than just their resumes. These days, it’s important to get a good feel for an applicant to see if they’ll make an acceptable addition to your team. We’ve compiled our top ten tips on how to interview effectively.  1. Be Prepared  Professionals… Read More »

Common Interview Questions for Welders

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Great news – you’ve finally got the call for a welding interview! But how can you guarantee you nail it so you can land the position? It’s all about interview prep. If you can anticipate interview questions and prepare your answers in advance, you’ll increase the probability of success. Here are some common interview questions… Read More »

National Safety Month: 5 Ways to Ensure the Safety of Your Construction Workers

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Time to celebrate the final week of National Safety Month with an emphasis on protecting your workers. Every construction crew needs to prioritize safety, and as a manager, you’ll want to focus on the best ways to prevent hazardous incidents in the workplace. Today we’re talking about 5 different ways to keep your team protected.  1.… Read More »

National Safety Month: Personal Protective Equipment for Welders

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Welders: we’re here for you. Taking care of all-important welding work is crucial to the infrastructure of the United States. For National Safety Month, we want to zero in on what trades need to remain secure. Today we’re talking about the gear it takes to stay safe when it comes to welding. Here is what… Read More »

National Safety Month: How Often Do Employees Need OSHA Training?

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Safety organizations and construction corporations make it clear that all employees have to stay updated with OSHA training. However, that information can be confusing – when does each worker need to re-train? How fast should they need to renew? In honor of National Safety Month, we are clearing up some confusion on when exactly you… Read More »

National Safety Month: 10 Crucial Safety Tips for Electricians

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Electricians take heed! For National Safety Month, we’re rounding up the ten most crucial pieces of advice you need to know to avoid danger when you are in the electrical industry.  1. Know the Code  As the industry changes, standards remain. Your duty as an electrician is to constantly monitor the guidelines intended to keep… Read More »

Controlling Construction Costs 5/5: Constant Communication

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If you ask the top ten construction gurus in the United States what the most important aspect of construction work is, most of them would tell you it’s communication. There is an immense amount of moving parts to each job, so it’s crucial to have a stream of information being relayed at all times. As the fourth installment of… Read More »