• Happy and Effective Working 

    Number eight on Indeed’s list of why people change jobs is culture and workspace.  Finding out where and how you will work is particularly important before you accept the offer of a new job.  Why?  Because your productivity will […]

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  • The Reaction to Feedback and Structure

    In Indeed’s list of the top reasons why people resign, number seven is needing more feedback or structure in the workplace.  Indeed’s author explains that some individuals thrive in a more fluid work environment, while others need more structure.  […]

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  • Defining Growth for Your Career

    Sixth on Indeed’s list of common reasons employees leave their job is “search for job growth and career advancement.” The author took the position of growth to refer to the resources offered by an employer for continuing education, including […]

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  • “More, Better” Management Attention, Please

    Indeed’s number five reason people leave their jobs is to seek a better management relationship. Indeed states, “If you feel like you need a more supportive manager or supervisor, it may be time to look for a company that […]

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  • Do You Feel Valued in the Workplace?

    This week, we conducted reviews with several of my employees. It is always for me a balance of demonstrating my appreciation for their choosing to work for us and the discussion of how they are or aren’t meeting expectations. […]

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  • Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

    Moving to number three on the Indeed list of top reasons people leave their employers is “feeling uninspired.” The internet search for “uninspired” reveals, “If you describe something or someone as uninspired, you are criticizing them because they do not […]

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  • More Money, Please

    Last week we started a series of blogs to help you determine if it was time to make a career move. The list we are working from is from the Indeed career page titled “16 Reasons Employees Leave Their […]

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  • Not Feeling Challenged?

    The words of a marriage vow may or may not be familiar to you. (I, ______, take you, ______, to be my (husband/wife), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for […]

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  • Interviews: Get Below The Surface

    The experts that report construction labor statistics, such as Associated General Contractors (AGC), Construction Dive, and even the US Department of Labor, continually report the shortage of both trade and management labor in the construction industry. The numbers on […]

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  • Academy Graduates in Construction

    Recently, a client of ours invited me to attend the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) in Jacksonville, FL. The client assured me the academy graduates were not the average men and women who we are so thankful for, serving […]

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  • Big Shoes to Fill

    Do you personally know someone separated from a significant other who, when they start a new relationship, keeps talking about and referring to experiences with their ex? When a key employee resigns from a company, often the same thing […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Part 2: Promoting Construction Trade and Management Careers

    Several years back, I was asked to co-facilitate a lunch group of wives married to successful men in the construction industry. These ladies had never worked in the industry themselves. About half of them had careers outside of raising […]

    3 months ago, by