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3 Annoying Co-Workers and Tips to Tolerate Them

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Construction Staffing

Whether it’s the HVAC tech who incessantly talks about family drama or the equipment operator who steals food from the company fridge, we’ve all dealt with co-workers who drive us up the wall. Of course, colleagues who drive you crazy also pose a problem: How do you deal with them without becoming a total jerk… Read More »

Construction Industry Targets Ex-Military for Management Roles

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Construction Executive

Veterans once helped defend the U.S., and now that they are back home, they can help build it. Many construction companies are reaching out and recruiting military members specifically for management positions. Financial cuts in the defense budget have resulted in a significant amount of ex-service personnel now entering the civilian job market. Management skills… Read More »

Attract Better Talent by Improving Company Culture

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Company culture, especially for the construction industry, has a significant impact on retention and recruitment. If you want the best in your field, even if it’s for a seasonal or temporary job, you have to offer something the competition does not. That’s where jobsite culture comes into play. Culture is all about the value, mission… Read More »

4 Ways to Prevent Performance Bottlenecks on the Job Site

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Performance bottlenecks can be a major setback on any job site, resulting in production delays and loss of revenue. What’s worse, if these lags happen repeatedly, it could significantly impact your construction firm’s reputation. Bottlenecks in construction performance most often occur when workers have difficulty completing their tasks on time or when jobs overlap that… Read More »

3 Best Practices for Seasonal Recruiting

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Seasonal employees may only be around for a limited time, but that doesn’t mean you should consider them expendable. These workers still represent your company, no matter how brief their tenure, so it’s essential that owners and contractors treat them with value. How you recruit and onboard your seasonal workers impacts both the present project… Read More »

Implement a New HR Policy the Right Way

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HR policies are the backbone of every business. They lay the foundation for best employment practices, inclusive workplace cultures and strong employee work ethic. This is especially important on a construction site, as crews tend to be extremely diverse in age, ethnicity and gender. Whether your project consists of one building or one hundred, developing… Read More »

4 Ways to Improve Employee Development Plans

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Construction Staffing

Employee development is critical to business growth, especially in the construction industry. Creating a strategy to provide your employees with opportunities and clear direction on how to increase their skills will not only advance their careers; it will also advance your business. With more experience and training in their toolboxes, your skilled laborers and construction… Read More »

Don’t Let Perfectionism Ruin Your Hiring Process

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CCS Construction Staffing

The search for the perfect candidate — where does it usually end? Just like the perfect boss or the perfect business, the perfect hire, especially in construction, is something that rarely, if ever, exists. While it is important to search until you find the right person, waiting until you come across the ideal worker, laborer… Read More »

Scholarship Winners Announced

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CCS is excited to announce the winners of its annual CCS Entrepreneurship Scholarship. The applicants are required to write an essay that describes any past/current personal entrepreneur experience or future entrepreneur aspirations that they may have. Additionally, the applicant must be accepted to a 4-year, 2-year, or technical/trade school for the 2015-2016 school year.  … Read More »

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 »