Top 5 Soft Skills Necessary for Success in Today’s Construction Market
Top 5 Soft Skills Necessary for Success in Today’s Construction Market

By Kimmel & Associates
on May 15, 2019 in Candidates

Construction companies look for employees who possess these top five soft skills: communication, flexibility, interpersonal, problem-solving, and work ethic. Non-technical skills are critical to success in the construction industry.

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Lessons from the NFL Draft: Why You Should Be Recruiting for Talent -- Not Need
Lessons from the NFL Draft: Why You Should Be Recruiting for Talent -- Not Need

By Jeremy Carver
on April 26, 2019 in Employers

There are two types of recruiting: recruiting for need and recruiting for talent. We can learn from the NFL Draft on why you should be recruiting for talent and not need in the construction industry.

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Want Loyal Employees? You Reap What You Sow
Want Loyal Employees? You Reap What You Sow

By Debbie Eckart
on April 23, 2019 in Employers

When it comes to employee loyalty, you reap what you sow. Take stock of whether your construction company culture demonstrates loyalty to your employees; find ways to show your employees you care.

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Change is Scary, but Regret is Scarier
Change is Scary, but Regret is Scarier

By Todd Chandler
on April 9, 2019 in Candidates

Chances are good that a change in your construction career is going to come. When a great opportunity comes along, don’t let fear hold you back. Change is scary, but regret is scarier.

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The Top 5 Reasons Employees Leave a Company -- And How to Get Them to Stay
The Top 5 Reasons Employees Leave a Company -- And How to Get Them to Stay

By Kristen Ripmaster
on March 19, 2019 in Employers

Your employees are the most important part of your company’s success. Being aware of the top 5 reasons employees leave a company can help you prevent unnecessary turnover and increase employee satisfaction and engagement.

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The Future of the Construction Industry Depends on High School Students
The Future of the Construction Industry Depends on High School Students

By Meredith Love
on March 5, 2019 in Employers

By partnering with high schools and reaching out to students, construction companies can capitalize on the next generation of “new-collar workers” who have both the technical aptitude and soft skills to lead the construction industry into the future.

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Why Company Leaders Should Be Connecting With ALL Their Employees
Why Company Leaders Should Be Connecting With ALL Their Employees

By Debbie Eckart
on February 20, 2019 in Employers

Company leaders should be connecting with ALL of their employees on a regular basis. Making the effort to improve communication from the top can save your company money and increase loyalty among your employees.

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Cancellations Kill Momentum - Here’s How to Prevent That
Cancellations Kill Momentum - Here’s How to Prevent That

By Jay Dubac
on February 11, 2019 in Employers

Last minute interview cancellations kill momentum. Fully commit to interview times, and make the effort to reach out to candidates personally when unexpected situations occur; strong candidates will stay interested in your company.

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2019 General Construction Compensation Review
2019 General Construction Compensation Review

By Charlie Kimmel
on January 25, 2019 in Employers

Kimmel & Associates has a long history of serving the construction industry by providing helpful data and insights into the market. To that end, we are pleased to offer you the 2019 Kimmel & Associates General Construction Compensation Review.

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Don’t Just Hire for Today’s Concrete Need - Hire for the Future
Don’t Just Hire for Today’s Concrete Need - Hire for the Future

By Patrick Narron
on January 22, 2019 in Employers

Candidates are steering the construction market today; concrete companies can benefit from investing now in the skilled workers who are open to a strategic career move.

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How to Attract Fresh Talent to the Curtain Wall Industry (And Why You Need To)
How to Attract Fresh Talent to the Curtain Wall Industry (And Why You Need To)

By Kimmel & Associates
on January 10, 2019 in Employers

A prominent trend in the curtain wall industry is a critical need for engineers and entry-level talent. By focusing on improving outreach and attraction techniques, curtain wall companies can strengthen their benches.

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To Improve Retention, Give Your Roofing Employees a Reason to Stay
To Improve Retention, Give Your Roofing Employees a Reason to Stay

By Korre Humes
on December 21, 2018 in Employers

To improve retention, do the work on the front end to provide your roofing employees with all the tools they need to be successful, make them feel valued, and communicate to them that they have a long-term home with your company.

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