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Why Onboarding is So Important in a Construction Workplace

On-the-job safety is important in every work environment, but construction is a whole other ball game. Workers operate equipment designed to lift tons of supplies. Construction workplaces are noisy and oftentimes exposed to the outdoors.

These are just a few reasons for why onboarding is so important in a...

Workplace communication

6 Tips for Fostering Effective Workplace Communication

Companies pour time and money into ensuring their external communications are managed as efficiently as possible — without putting as much thought into improving workplace communication at an internal level. But the truth is this: just as public relations and marketing are important for the way the external world perceives you, so too is employee communication when it comes to ensuring your team is functional and productive. The way that employees speak with and relate to each other can go a long way in encouraging employee engagement and improving performance.

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Onboarding vs. orientation

Onboarding and Orientation Aren’t the Same and You Should Be Using Both

Too often companies fall into the habit of talking about onboarding and overlook the importance of orientation and the effect it can have on retention. There’s a distinct difference between the two. Onboarding builds an employee for their long-term career at your company and orientation provides them with the confidence...

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Should You Hire Externally Or Promote Internally?

When it comes to hiring, the stakes are high. A bad hire can cost your company more than $50,000 , while the right hire can increase your company’s performance.

So is it better to hire externally or promote internally? Should managers devote more time to finding external candidates or...

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No, Onboarding Is Not Orientation, but It Is Crucial

Onboarding is undervalued – and sometimes, misunderstood. Many companies mistake orientation for onboarding. Orientation introduces the employee to the straightforward processes and procedures they need to know. It includes signing employees up for benefits, getting familiar with payroll, receiving company ID, and understanding the paperwork to be filled in in different situations.

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How to Attract Skilled Labor Employees

It’s becoming increasingly challenging to recruit skilled labor employees, especially in the construction industry. A recent industry survey found that two-thirds of American contractors say it’s difficult to find qualified craft workers to join their team . In another report , 93% of professionals in the industry say they believe...

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