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.

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 …

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, …

Onboarding: Beyond Orientation

The other day, I asked an HR Manager about her onboarding process. She responded by outlining a routine that involved copying two forms of identification from the new hire, reviewing insurance information, having them sit through a mandatory sexual harassment video, and discussing some administrative policies. I had to smile – was this onboarding? Not …

Are you being ghosted?

Are You Being Ghosted During Your Hiring Process? This Might Be Why…

Getting ghosted by candidates is increasingly common. A significant number of candidates are not showing up for interviews, responding to job offers, or beginning work on the start date. Ghosting became even more common when the coronavirus pandemic hit. More employees leaving their jobs meant there were more job openings. Additional hiring to fill the …

Should You Try to Keep GenZers (and Everyone Else) on the Job?

LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index  looked at what would prompt different generations of workers to change jobs. When asked, “Why change jobs?”, the following were high on the list for all generations but for GenZers (those born after 1997): 80% wanted better alignment with their interests and values 76% wanted more opportunities to learn Better compensation …