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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 »

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 »