Posts Tagged: skilled trades staffing

The Impact of the Skills Gap During a Labor Shortage

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There are two main reasons for the shortage in construction labor. One is that experienced workers have been retiring or looking for work in other fields since the Great Recession. The other is that the number of workers attracted to the construction industry continues to decline. As a result, it continues to be increasingly hard… Read More »

Important Soft Skills to Look for in an Electrician

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Looking to hire a skilled electrician for your next job? It’s hard to know which trade will fit in with your team and get the job done right. If you’re looking at similar resumes and trying to determine how to pick the right candidate, try focusing on soft skills. Any electrician can meet the basic… Read More »

How to Upskill Your Plumbing Contractors

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  Downtime happens, especially factoring in the unprecedented times we’ve experienced recently. As a manager, you want to keep your staff engaged no matter what, especially those with special skills. We’re here to share how you can invest in upskilling for your plumbing trades:   Why Upskill? The number one reason to upskill your plumbers… Read More »

What 4 Skills Should You Look for in Your Next Electrician?

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Hiring trades can be tough if you don’t know what to look for. Throughout the construction industry, experienced electricians can be hard to come by. If you’re seeking a new electrician to add to your team, here are four traits they must have.  1. Electrician Experience  Our recruiters often look for approximately five years of… Read More »

Easy Tips to Protect Your Skin Against the Sun

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As a construction professional, you know that a day on site can mean hours of laboring in the intense heat of the sun. Being safe and responsible on the job includes taking care of yourself when it comes to the dangers of your skin under the hot sun without protection. Seasoned laborers know that once… Read More »

Why You Need an ‘Elevator Pitch’ to Find a Construction Job

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Picture this: you run into a hiring manager for a top construction company, or a high-caliber project management professional. You have less than a minute to make your case as to why they should hire you. Being prepared for this scenario will open professional doors you may have never expected. Narrowing your pitch to ensure… Read More »

Don’t Forget About the Punch List

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In the construction industry, it’s all about time, money, and safety.  When a project is conceived, a solid foundation must be built by careful planning. This project will be successful if you’re able to stay on schedule, be mindful of costs and regulations, and always check your punch list. This post identifies why you need… Read More »

Managing Different Generations on the Job

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You’ve heard talk about millennials: they want things a certain way, they’re tech-immersed, they have different ideas about a work-life balance. In fact, research shows that millennials are like no generation before them; however, the same goes for baby boomers and generation X. A successful manager is ready to take on the challenge of leading… Read More »

Commit to Being More Coachable at Work

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Candidates for any job need to show professionalism and experience. You may be wondering; how can I stand out among the rest? If you’re seeking construction work, you’ve got to be willing to make tough calls and share some serious responsibility. As an employee in a competitive industry, you have to be prepare for intense… Read More »

Tips for Maximizing Construction Project Management

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Managing work on a construction site can be overwhelming. Whether it’s the day to day emails or large scale building projects, you need to have your work in order. Staying organized is essential to getting everything done. Being able to coordinate tasks and delegate responsibility is essential to being a construction project manager. Here at… Read More »