Choosing a Competent Person
May 26, 2020
The “competent person” required by OSHA for certain types of work, such as trenching and excavation, performs a critical role on a jobsite and is instrumental in preventing...
Heavy Equipment Operators in High Demand
November 8, 2019
Without heavy equipment operators, most roads, bridges, buildings, airports, pipelines and power plants would not exist. Nor would most mines. And yet, with older operators...
Construction’s Rising Female Stars and the Companies Behind Them
September 19, 2019
While women still make up just about 9 percent of the construction industry, there are rising stars among them, and companies are taking actions to support them. Something as...
Strategies for Embracing Diversity at Your Construction Company
August 15, 2019
There’s no doubt companies benefit from having a diverse workforce. A McKinsey report found that companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic d*iversity are 35 percent more...
Using Technology to Recruit New Talent to Construction Jobs
July 17, 2019
Construction companies are keen to attract new talent to the industry, and to their companies, in order to fill the sizable gap left by retiring boomers and help solve the skilled...
Why Hiring Military Veterans for Construction Jobs is Smart
June 12, 2019
When it comes to building a dream team, construction companies often seek job candidates who are hard-working, safety oriented and able to perform effectively under stressful...
United Rentals STEP Program Trains Veterans as Service Technicians
June 6, 2019
For mechanically inclined vets, STEP is a bridge to the future.
Signing Day Events Shine Attention on Trade-Bound Students
March 27, 2019
Kids bound for college get their 15 minutes of fame and glory upon receiving a college acceptance letter. Parents trumpet the triumph, and word quickly spreads at school about who...
4 Construction Recruiting Trends to Recognize Now
January 30, 2019
It’s a unique, candidate-driven market at the current time. Thanks to the skilled labor shortage, companies are spending more of their time on recruiting efforts than ever before...
3 Reasons Rehiring Former Employees Can Be Good For Business
January 25, 2019
Holding onto good employees can be difficult in today’s exceptionally competitive construction labor market, but all hope is not lost if that star worker accepts a role elsewhere...