• In, Out, and in Doubt

    This is that time of year.  Employees resign, employers lay off, and even if employment status doesn’t change, evaluations on performance from both sides fester in minds and hearts. The human internal clock seems to measure life by the […]

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  • Everyday Construction Appreciation

    Early this morning, while outside for quiet time before the day entered into full gear, a hawk in full splendor flew by me.  The spiritual meaning of a hawk flying by symbolizes among several things “an underlying and divine […]

    1 year ago, by
  • “Workplace Intimacy” 

    This week, we conducted several first month check-ins with candidates and hiring managers we matched.  These included employees regularly working directly with the person who hired them, as well as those working in a remote location away from the […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Waiting for the Right Match

    Labor Day weekend this year was filled with hurricane preparation, as well as watching and waiting for all of us on the East Coast of Florida. The emphasis was on the “wait” as Dorian pummeled the Bahamas while moving […]

    1 year ago, by
  • What Does Your CPA have to Do with Staffing?

    In December 2018, we wrote an article entitled “Say Yay or Nay to Your CPA”. We asked the question, “Does your CPA firm offer you a single point of contact that stays in touch to understand your current volume, business […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Entrepreneur or Employee – Who’s at Risk?

    There are some highly interesting statistics on the SBA fact sheet from August 2018, including one that states that only about 50% of new businesses survive for more than five years. Most bonding companies will place limits upon start-up […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Project Delays and Your Career

    This quarter, we interviewed a candidate who is in the prime of his career, but who is currently assigned to a project that is severely delayed due to both design and financial challenges.  He shared with us how he […]

    1 year ago, by
  • The Super Superintendent

    “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”: a phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin long before the Superintendent title existed. The advice presented in this axiom is certainly taken up by those whom our […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Know Your Vessel Before You Take the Helm

    Anchored by Hillsboro Inlet this past weekend, I watched the parade of boats going in and out of the inlet.  The dozen or so boats anchored around us were all from different manufacturers and brands. While all the boats […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Three Compensation Points to Ponder

    While the construction industry witnessed a decline in job starts towards the end of 2018, they are rising again as we approach the half-way mark of 2019.  According to AGC and Chief Economist Ken Simonson, construction employment continues to rise, […]

    1 year ago, by
  • A Construction History – Your Project List

    Last month, contractors were on site completing restorative work to Notre Dame Cathedral.  While this was ongoing, a fire broke out and tragically destroyed a large portion of the iconic medieval church. While the cause of the fire is […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Five Tips To Being Hired With A Relocation Promise

    Construction hiring managers are having more difficulty locating qualified and driven candidates, despite being under increased pressure to fill open positions. According to the Sage Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, published in January 2019, 77% of construction companies plan to […]

    1 year ago, by
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