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Even If You Don’t Have a Job Opening, You Better Be Recruiting!


It’s a challenge to find quality skilled trades professionals in today’s competitive market. Of course, if you’ve had to fill an open position this past year, this isn’t news to you. The importance of hiring quality candidates cannot be emphasized enough, so it’s time to change your approach. Partnering with a top recruiting firm is… Read more »

Having Trouble Finding Good Engineers? Here’s Why…


Engineers are in high demand. Nearly 140,000 new engineering jobs are expected to be created through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This need, paired with the 3.7 percent unemployment rate, as of September 2018, means it’s an engineering candidate’s market. Since engineers have their choice of employers, you really have to step… Read more »

Low Pay Isn’t Going to Cut it In Skilled Trades


Skilled trades workers are seriously talented. These people have spent time in school honing their craft, and in some fields, they’re professionally licensed. Achieving their level of expertise took a lot of hard work, so they — rightfully — expect to be compensated well. If you’re not willing to pay industry-average rates, you’ll probably have… Read more »

5 Tips For Keeping Your Skilled Tradesmen Happy


Your skilled tradesmen are the crown jewel of your company. These outstanding professionals make your projects stand out from the competition, because there’s no substitute for quality. Top talent knows they have plenty of options, so keeping them happy is a must. Here are five ways be the kind of employer they wouldn’t dream of… Read more »

4 Best Ways to Attract Entry-Level Engineers


Entry-level engineers bring a fresh prospective to your company. Just out of college, these new graduates are eager to make their mark on the professional world. You’re excited to have them join your team, but these young people have plenty of options, so you have to make your company a place they want to work…. Read more »

3 Tips on How to Reach Passive Job Candidates


When you post an open position, you get a lot of interest from active job seekers. These candidates watch job boards like hawks, because they’re interested in making an immediate career move. You’ll probably come across several qualified applicants, but oftentimes, the right person for the job already has one. Connecting with passive job candidates… Read more »

Here’s How to Keep Your Workers Safe in Extreme Heat


Labor Day has passed, signifying the unofficial end of summer, but the season isn’t actually over yet. Fall starts September 22, but that doesn’t mean temperatures will automatically acclimate. In many parts of the country, the fall months can be scorchers, so it’s important to keep your workers safe from the heat. Working outside in… Read more »

Fall Protection Guidelines to Keep in Mind


When employees begin their shift, they expect to end the day in the same physical condition. As an employer, it’s your job to do everything in your power to make this happen. In 2016, a horrifying 384 of 991 total deaths in construction were due to falls, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…. Read more »

Determining When a Hard Hat is Required


As an employer, you’re responsible for providing workers with the necessary personal protective equipment to do their job safely. Anything but optional, failing to provide pertinent gear — including hard hats — can be a matter of life and death. Tragically, 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, according to the Occupational Safety… Read more »

Keys to Utilizing Contract Employees for Projects


Business is booming, and it’s hard to keep up with the volume of work. This is a good problem to have, but it’s still an issue you need to tackle immediately. Right now, your company is flooded with projects, but you’re nervous about bringing on more full-time employees. While this might be necessary in the… Read more »

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