• Construction Industry Job Market: Perception vs. Reality

    A multitude of options seem to be available to construction management professionals in today’s workforce, which bolsters the notion that those seeking new employment are in the driver’s seat over employers trying to hire. Is this perception accurate? And […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Construction Safety Professionals – Those that “Rock “and those that “Rock the Boat”

    Recently we have seen an increase in requests from companies to fill Safety Director positions. This is good news, particularly considering the problem of workplace injuries and fatalities in this country.  OSHA reports an average of 14 workplace fatalities per […]

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  • The Leader of the Pack – From Super Superintendent to Field Operations

    This week, newly-promoted FLCC Operations Manager Ryan Stone and I attended a workshop in Fort Lauderdale entitled “Transitioning to Supervisor”.  The purpose of the instruction was to teach team members to adjust to becoming department leaders.  After a full […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Six Conversations About the Hunt, The Catch and The Keep in Construction

    On the “Vegas Jokes” website, one of the quotes is, “I wanted to get married at the drive-through wedding chapel. That way if I wanted a divorce, I could just back up.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • The Authentic You is the One that Gets and Keeps the Job

    Warren Alter of Alter Surety Group has recently recommended reading a book called Presence by Amy Cuddy. The work instructs people to bring their “boldest” self to face their challenges. Of particular interest to us is one chapter on how to behave […]

    2 years ago, by
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