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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 »

What Should You Wear to an Electrician Interview?

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Your electrician training has led you to a new job opportunity. Your resume looks great and an interview has been requested. But it can be difficult to determine what attire is appropriate for your interview as a blue-collar worker. You may be used to a very casual outfit for your daily jobs, but you’ll need… Read More »

Ladder Safety

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Use the appropriate ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder for defects before using. Check to see if fall protection is needed. Place on stable and level ground. Assure that load capacity is not exceeded. Use three points of contact while on the ladder. If a ladder is used to access an upper landing, the… Read More »

The Hard and Soft Skills to Identify in Your Next Plumbing Hire

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Teaching a new team member doesn’t have to be a challenge if you make the right hiring decisions. Interviewing in the plumbing industry may have you struggling for the best way to know who to bring into your team. A resume isn’t enough these days – you need to know the hard and soft skills it takes… Read More »

Controlling Construction Costs 4/5: Tactical Labor 

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If you are looking to strengthen your construction force, you need CCS Construction Staffing. Our experts are helping construction hiring managers navigate through our Controlling Construction Costs series. For the fourth part of our series, we’re discussing tactical labor and how you can maximize the potential of your staff.    Versatile Staff  A multifaceted construction… Read More »

The Easiest Ways to Make a Great Impression During Your Job Interview 

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Looking to land the job? Interviews are that critical make-or-break moment that allows you to prove you’re more than your resume. Making a terrific first impression is the only way to secure a new position. Here are the simplest ways to impress in an interview setting.  Go for Outgoing  Your first interview impression is a serious occasion.… Read More »

Slips, Trips and Falls

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Safety tips: Keep the floor clear. Remember to keep hoses and electrical cords out of walkways. Keep the floor clean. Clean up grease, water and other liquids immediately. Install non-skid mats in walkways and handrails in stairways. Climbing and reaching high places will increase your chance of falling. Use appropriate gear for tasks in these… Read More »

How to Engage and Retain Your Older Workers

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In the construction industry, it’s hard to let go of your talented trades. Retaining staff members that are older with more experience can really help you keep projects moving and help you train newer hires. Veteran employees that aren’t satisfied with what your company can offer may be tempted to jump ship. Losing your accomplished… Read More »