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How to Build a Construction Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

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There is growing awareness throughout the U.S. of the inequities that underrepresented communities face in the workforce. Construction is one industry that needs significant improvement in the area of diversity and inclusion. Low percentages of the construction workforce are female, Black, or Latinx. At the same time, the industry is facing a labor shortage. Casting… Read More »

These Technologies Are Shaping the Future of Construction

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When the coronavirus started spreading in 2020, construction quickly began using digital tools for virtual collaboration and remote site monitoring. Two years later, many of these solutions have become part of daily operations and strategic planning. The implementation of new construction technology will continue to impact the industry for many years. As the technology catches… Read More »

3 Ways to Make Construction Workers’ Mental and Physical Health a Priority

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  Safe and effective work on a construction site involves providing support for your workers’ mental and physical health. Workers who experience overall wellness are likely to pay close attention to their tasks, maintain optimal energy levels, and meet the rigorous demands of their jobs. This lowers the odds of taking time off due to… Read More »

How Technology Can Help Bridge the Skills Gap

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Like many fields, the construction industry has a significant shortage of skilled labor. This means there are not enough workers to create roads, repair buildings, and develop infrastructure. One way to bridge this gap is through technology. Raising awareness of the need for tech skills and the opportunities for growth in construction tech-related roles can… Read More »

2022 OSHA Updates

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rules, regulations, and other OSHA guidance that affect companies’ compliance requirements. Because you employ workers in the construction industry, you need to be aware of these updates. They include new rule drafts and national and regional emphasis programs that show OSHA’s current priorities. Here are some of OSHA’s latest updates… Read More »

Perfect Your Work-Life Balance While Working Construction

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Finding a work-life balance can be hard, especially while working in the construction field. Physical, demanding, long hours can make you feel like the only thing that matters is the job at hand. However, burnout and toxic stress can be extremely dangerous. An employee facing extreme burnout or a breakdown is bad for themselves, their… Read More »

CCS Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

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CCS announced the recipients of the Annual CCS Construction Staffing Entrepreneurial 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 2021-2022 school year. Congrats to… Read More »

Interview Questions to Ask to Find the Right Supervisor

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Identifying a great manager when you’re hiring is no easy task. Bringing in a new recruit to manage your team requires careful balance and review of an applicant’s credentials. Your interview is the best time to assess how strong a candidate’s leadership skills are. These are the top three most important questions that employers should… Read More »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge. Why Handwashing Works When you wash your hands,… Read More »