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The Importance of Reference Checks When Hiring Top Talent

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CCS Construction Staffing

Has this ever happened to you – you spend months interviewing candidates for an open electrician position. You finally find the one with the right experience and certifications, only to discover, just a few short months in, that this employee really wasn’t the right fit at all. Now, you find yourself having to spend precious… Read More »

8 Ways to Keep Project Management Communication Strong

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Construction Staffing

Effective communication is the foundation of a successful job site. Your staff, both temporary employees and the permanent crew, can have all the experience and training in the world, but if they can’t communicate with the team, projects can lag or, even worse, stall completely. It’s the job of those responsible for project management to… Read More »

The Impact of Big Data on the Construction Industry

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Construction Staffing

No matter what industry you’re in, the phrase “big data” is a buzzword on just about everyone’s lips. Like so many of these digital trends, many of us find our daily lives, both personal and professional, impacted by these hot technological advances. Believe it or not, big data isn’t just a Silicon Valley invention; it’s… Read More »

The Dangers of Getting Caught in a Construction Bidding War

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Construction Staffing

The recent surge in construction projects across the nation has made the playing field a bit more competitive. Contractors have to adapt their bidding strategies to these conditions, but still avoid coming on top of a bidding battle with a price too low to sustain their crew. Every contractor and construction firm owner needs their… Read More »

Why Strong Ethics Is a Must in Human Resources

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Construction Executive

The path to a strong ethical workplace starts with human resources. Every contractor and job site manager knows that a construction site cannot run efficiently without strong ethics. Policies that promote ethical business practices keep skilled laborers, full-time workers and temporary employees safe on the job. Ethics also show clients that they can count on… Read More »

Construction Industry Leads the Pack with Happiest Employees

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Construction Staffing

Snow White and her seven dwarves were right about a happy job; all you need to do is just “whistle while you work.” The next time you visit a construction site, take a moment to listen for the whistling. According to TINYpulse’s 2015 Best Industry Ranking report, construction workers are among the happiest employees. Using… Read More »

Habitat for Humanity

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Charlotte, N.C. – On May 2, the CCS Construction Staffing team spent the day working with Habitat for Humanity. “We decided to volunteer to help out our community” said Michelle Vera, Social Media Account Manager at CCS. The CCS team was tasked to install the trim on two houses in the Charlotte area. According to… Read More »

How to Manage a Diverse Workplace

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Construction Executive

Things look a lot different on a construction site now than they did 50 or 100 years ago. Back then, the construction industry was predominantly male driven. A construction job site today is a melting pot of different genders, ethnicities and cultures, all bringing unique skills, personalities, and perspective to the job site; how should… Read More »

Recruiting Doesn’t Stop after You Make a Hire

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Many construction firms struggle with keeping open positions filled. Adequate training, time constraints and skills gaps are all reasons that many business owners in the construction industry experience high turnover. That’s why it’s vital that you have a recruitment process that doesn’t stop just because a position has been filled. Vacant positions cost construction firms… Read More »

Project Estimators: Don’t Forget About These Commonly Overlooked Costs

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It’s the end of a long, tiring day and all you want to do is go home, kick up your feet and relax. Out of the blue you get a call from one of your accountants, informing you that you are more than $1000 short on the estimate for your most recent project. Panicked, you… Read More »