Why ‘Job Hoppers’ Might Be the Best Hire for Your Next Construction Project

Spring is in the air and hiring in the construction field is in full swing. Yet, there’s an aspect of this process that needs a fresh perspective: the emphasis hiring managers place on the duration of a candidate’s previous employment. Traditionally, candidates with long tenures at their companies have been favored, while those with shorter stints are often labeled as “job hoppers.” However, this view may be outdated and could lead to missed opportunities in identifying the right talent.

Strategic Hiring in 2024

Strategic Hiring in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering: Navigating the 2024 Landscape

In the world of architecture, construction, and civil engineering, the year 2024 presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in hiring. With the insights from Deloitte’s 2024 Industry Outlook  for engineering and construction and data from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)​​, let’s explore what this means for you as a hiring manager.

Is Your Trendy Resume Hindering Your Job Search?

Every day we receive and review countless resumes, many of which are visually stunning. They come with colorful sidebars, intricate designs, and multi-column layouts that are quite impressive. At first glance, such trendy designs might seem to reflect a candidate’s attention to detail and creativity.

But here’s the million-dollar question: Are these eye-catching designs helping or hurting your job search?

Interview Like a Pro: Boost Your Construction Team with These Tips

In the world of construction, finding the right talent is pivotal to success. The cornerstone of this talent acquisition process? Effective candidate interviews. Whether you’re seeking skilled finish carpenters and painters, estimators to calculate project costs, or project managers to coordinate multiple subcontractors, effective candidate interviews play a vital role in securing top talent.

Forget Exit Interviews, Conduct Stay Interviews Instead

Anyone with a background in HR has heard of the initial job interview and the exit interview when employees leave. What many may not have heard of, however, is the newer trend of a stay interview.  A stay interview could be your ticket to better retention, saving money, and improving the way your company operates …

What employees Really Care About

What Employees Really Care About In a Company

With the job landscape changing rapidly, it’s essential for companies to evaluate what they offer employees to maintain their competitive edge. What do potential hires and current employees really care about in a company? We surveyed a range of professionals and these three factors ranked as the most important:       1. Capable Management  Having …

What Makes You Unique?

How to Answer the Job Interview Question ‘What Makes You Unique?’

In today’s job market, the competition is fierce. Answers to interview questions that capture the attention of the hiring managers can be the difference between standing out and blending in with the crowd. Whether you have direct experience or transferable skills, marketing yourself in a way that shows results is key to convincing management that …

Overtime Overhaul: Unpacking the New DOL Proposal

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently proposed a rulemaking change that has ruffled feathers in the construction industry and beyond. This change, concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act, seeks to adjust overtime regulations, raising eyebrows and concerns among industry leaders.

Pay Transparency in NYS: A Double-Edged Sword?

In the ever-shifting landscape of employment rights and practices, New York State has taken a step towards addressing wage disparities with the introduction of the Pay Transparency Law. While the legislation aims to promote fairness and equity, it’s essential to consider both its merits and potential challenges, especially for the construction and engineering sector.

Millennials Are the Face of Today’s Workforce: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Millennials (those who are 26-41 years old) make up over a third of the current workforce. Each generation brings with it a different mindset. It’s helpful to understand what motivates a  millennial and adapt your management style to better lead them. Here are a few tips on how to better understand millennials in the workplace, …