• 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 […]

    2 months ago, by
  • 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
  • The Second Spouse Syndrome

    “I worked for a small construction company and they had cash flow issues.” I never want to work for a small company again. “I worked for a big company and they didn’t care about their employees.” I never want […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Career Matchmaking and Dating

    As a Career Matchmaker I get many single professionals asking me if I can also introduce them to the right love match.  There are many similarities with dating for long term relationship and dating for a career match. Although […]

    4 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    6 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    7 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 […]

    10 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    10 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    11 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    1 year 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 […]

    1 year 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 […]

    2 years ago, by
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