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5 Ways to Close the Construction Skills Gap

The construction industry has been experiencing a skills gap for years, with too many open positions and not enough skilled workers to fill them. This has been causing both efficiency and safety issues for construction organizations and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. While the gap isn’t likely to close...

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Credentials Your Employees Need

We recently shared our insight on Construction Business Owner about the benefits of offering training and certifications to your workforce. Read our article to learn all about reducing the skills gap, encouraging education, timing training carefully and how a learning management system can make the process easier.

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5 Solutions for Hiring During Busy Season

If you work in recruitment at a manufacturing company, you already know that hiring during busy seasons is a major pain point. Bringing on new staff at this time of year can be a catch-22: you need skilled new workers to contribute to your projects — but at the same...

Millennial construction worker learns from her Baby Boomer supervisor

Why Knowledge Transfer is Key for Construction

When the Baby Boomer generation retires, their skills and knowledge retire too. Recent statistics have found that 40% of the entire construction workforce is Baby Boomers — with 54% of all construction managers being in this generation . These people will very soon be trading the 9-to-5 for retirement time....

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Mobile Technology Finds Home at Construction Sites

Mobile technology has taken the construction industry by storm and is transforming the way industrial operations take place. Now, with the advent of 4G and smartphones, mobile apps and software tailored to the needs of the construction industry are becoming more prevalent and easier than ever to install and operate....

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Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind?

A recent Washington Post article revealed the dire straits of the construction industry: Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, widening what is an already huge skills gap in a competitive industry. The article advocates for diversity as a way to broaden the workforce and ensure that everyone who can work,...

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5 Ways to Recruit Quality Construction Talent

In 2016, 56% of construction companies reported that they were facing a moderate to serious skilled labor shortage, according to a survey done by Fortune. Whether it’s public perceptions of the industry, lack of high school curriculum that set a groundwork for a construction workforce, or a lack of industry...

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Importance of Employee Training for Construction

While it may seem like a no-brainer, employee training is one of the most underrated aspects of talent management within the construction industry. Training should not be merely a one-time experience during the onboarding process, but a continuous, evolving element of an employees’ career.

Training is an investment, with...

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Ensure Workforce Safety as Busy Season Approaches

The busy season is rapidly approaching for construction companies. This means more federal contracts and projects, but also puts construction industry workers at an increased risk for injury. The construction industry is made up of approximately 6.5 million workers and has a higher fatal injury rate compared to the national...

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