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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 »

How to Calculate Man-Hour Productivity the Right Way

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On a construction site, every worker might be doing a different job, but all those hours add up to one final completed project. These hours are commonly referred to as labor-hours, or man-hours. Understanding how many man-hours it takes your crew to finish a specific building project will help you know how you spend in… Read More »

10 Things to Consider When Conducting Exit Interviews

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CCS Construction Staffing

Exit interviews can teach you at lot about your company; what you’re doing right and where you can improve. You’ll get insight into the strengths and weaknesses of managers and the organization and can better understand how to satisfy and retain employees. When conducting an Exit Interview, consider the following: Take care of any housekeeping… Read More »

How to Build and Manage a Talent Pipeline

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Back in the 1980s, the average hiring process took under a month. For many in the construction industry, it was even shorter – merely two weeks. Nowadays, however, things are quite different. From executive searches to contract specialty workers, the hiring process has nearly doubled. Some take all the way up to four months. At… Read More »

4 Best Practices for Pre-Employment Screening Target

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Construction Staffing

You spend months hiring for an opening before you finally find the right one. Only you quickly discover, just a few short months in, that the worker wasn’t the right fit at all. Now, you find yourself having to spend precious time and money to start the job search process all over again. Has this… Read More »

Doing Business in Several States? Watch Out for Gaps in Insurance

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CCS Construction Staffing

Nothing is written in stone, especially when it comes to the way states interpret liability insurance. Does your construction business operate in several states? Are you thinking of expanding beyond your borders? Understanding the different interpretations of business insurance can help you lower the risk of being covered in one state, but held responsible in… Read More »