Employers

How to Conduct Effective Performance Reviews for Your Crew

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Construction projects don’t allow for a ton of time to reflect and revisit your team’s operations. It’s often a matter of tying up loose ends and immediately moving on to the next project. However, all employees value feedback, and you are likely required to review performance annually if not more frequently. Here are our top… Read More »

5 Reasons to Offer On-the-Job Training for Construction Workers

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Managing hands-on workers isn’t like overseeing cubicle workers. The demands of construction work leave little time for paperwork and pencil-pushing. But as a leader, you have an obligation to your team to make time for the opportunities they seek. Here are the most important benefits of offering on-the-job training to improve the skills of your… Read More »

How to Keep You Construction Workers Safe & Healthy During COVID-19

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Construction work is so crucial, and it doesn’t stop due to COVID-19. Here are the top things employers must do to ensure their construction workers keep themselves and their peers safe during the COVID pandemic.  Prepare Before Each Shift  Screening incoming employees with temperature checks and even COVID-19 testing before entry can make management and… Read More »

Benefits of Partnering with a Staffing Firm During Times of Uncertainty

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Employers are always looking to maximize efficiency. So why does the hiring process always take so long? Creating the perfect posting, sifting through resumes, and onboarding? Difficult to manage under normal circumstances, much less a global pandemic. Refer some of the work to professionals — here’s why:  Fill Staffing Gaps  If you’re in a race… Read More »

How to Measure the Productivity of Your Employees

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Micromanaging is not the way to lead and encourage your team. However, you still want to monitor productivity. Great leaders strike a delicate balance of oversight and independence. Here’s how you can keep your team in check while empowering them to succeed.   Measure By Task  The first trap of measuring productivity is assuming you should measure by… Read More »

How Boosting Morale at Work Increases Productivity

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If you are not taking team well-being into account as a manager, you’re wasting your time. Burnout and turnover are toxic, and inevitable if you’re not creating a great environment for your employees. You can’t underestimate how important it is to make your workers happy and protect their best interests. A satisfied team is an… 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 »

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 »

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: 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 »