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 …

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 …

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 …

Non traditional Work Hours

How Adopting Non-Traditional Work Hours Can Improve Employee Productivity & Morale

Companies are always looking to improve employee efficiency, so why do so many of them cling to the 8-hour workday? It all started during the Industrial Revolution when people worked up to 16 hours a day. That was unsustainable, so when a guy named Robert Owen stepped up and said, “Eight hours labor, eight hours …

Are you getting enough sleep? Nordstrom Williams

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? If Not, You Could Face Negative Impacts on Your Career and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month. One aspect that impacts mental health and your career is the amount of sleep you get each night. Adequate sleep is required to restore and repair body systems. Proper sleep also helps the brain properly function. Long work hours, increasing stress levels, and regular use of electronic devices may …