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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...

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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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How to Recruit for Retention

Recruiting a new employee is a time consuming and important process. It’s also an expensive one. HR professionals estimate recruitment can rack up costs equalling between 15% to 30% of a position’s future salary . With the average hiring period lasting 10 to 12 weeks, and possible temporary staff having...

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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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Why Contingency Planning is Important

No matter how well your company does talent management, there will come a time when a key employee will leave unexpectedly. Whether it’s a temporary absence, because of vacation or illness, or a permanent departure, losing a key employee can be devastating for a department or a company.

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How to Retain Top Employees in the Construction Industry

How to Retain Top Employees in the Construction Industry

Employee turnover can have a negative impact on any industry, but the effects are even more harmful for construction companies and contractors. Any construction employer knows it’s a specialized industry, and a project often can’t risk losing one of its top...

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Retain Employees by Centralizing Best Practices with Collaboration

Retaining new and seasoned employees not only rids you of the cost of higher, but will increase productivity in the workplace. Collaboration technology will help you do just that. This technology promotes effective communication which is one of the most important skills a person can possess. Best practices and specific...

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How To Unlock Hidden Employee Talent

When skill gaps interfere with daily work, that doesn’t mean it’s time to look for the next best employee. It means it’s time to create top talent from your existing staff. Not all employees will be the best of the best right from the start. It’s your job to provide...

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How to Impress a New Hire on Their First Day

First impressions have always been important, but the first impression your new hires gets of the company will most likely determine if they continue working for you or not. According to a SHRM study , half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months in a new position and...

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