• Interpretation and the Follow-up Questions

    Have you ever seen the lists that circulate social media asking how many items can you check off the list? The question asked is whether you have done or have never done each item on the list. Some of […]

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  • Hiring Smart to Support Your Field Managers Who Directly Manage Working Foremen and Trades

    This past year, more than years past, we’ve had more superintendents and field managers want to leave self-performing contracting firms for roles where the contractor subcontracts the trade labor. They state there is a shortage of qualified tradesmen and […]

    2 months ago, by
  • The Cockpit, the Castle, and the Community – Why Someone’s Workspace Matters

    The open concept floor plan for offices took off in the 1960s to help foster communication and collaboration in the workplace. Private office space has always been the most preferred by employees, although individuals will have different reasons for […]

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  • Tips When Adopting a New Employee

    In business, the formal term for the time following offer and acceptance of a job is called onboarding. Formally defined by Webster as “the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization,” the reality is that […]

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  • The “Nons” and Employer-Employee Decorum

    Noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure are all agreements employers implement as their company’s line of defense. They are most prominent in employment for positions where the employee is directly selling to or servicing the company’s clientele, such as sales, business […]

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  • Don’t Settle

    One Spring Break from college, our daughter brought her boyfriend home to meet us. After spending a week together with all of us, she asked me, “What do you think of ___?” All I said was that he was […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Hire Local or Not?

    The Department of Economic Development reports the State of Florida at a 4.7% unemployment rate.  Thanks to the leadership in Tallahassee and the rest of the state for keeping businesses operational during the pandemic. Positions in construction management are not only […]

    8 months ago, by
  • Celebrating History – The Best is Yet to Come!

    Have you ever received one of those nostalgic books that take you back in time to see what was happening the year you were born, the year you graduated, or another memorable year in time?  The book I came […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Employment Turnover – Good, Bad and Necessary

    Last week, I interviewed a construction manager who previously worked on a Trump Organization project.  This organization ought not to be confused with “The Trump Group” developers, who have no relation to our sitting President or to his family. […]

    1 year ago, by
  • WIFM

    Time Magazine’s cover for May 2013 was entitled, “The ME, ME, ME generation”. The article that accompanied it is about the Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000.  It discusses how the good intentions of the parents of this generation in trying […]

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  • Whatever It Takes!

    Marketing coach and author Grant Cardone had a reality television series a few years ago entitled “Whatever it Takes”. The series, based in Miami, featured individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds competing for a job in sales and […]

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  • Finding Your Right Now Job Match

    On Friday, the nation received encouraging news that 2.5 million jobs were added to the economy last month, causing the unemployment rate to drop to 13.3% (source US Department of Labor). The construction unemployment rate fell to 12.7%. Although […]

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