Articles for Contractors

Dealing with a Bad Hire

Dealing with a Bad Hire

It happens to every business owner eventually. You think you’ve found and hired a great candidate for a key role in your organization. You start out with high hopes that they’ll settle in quickly and start contributing to projects, their department, or the company. At first..

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How To Recruit and Hire Top Performers

How To Recruit and Hire Top Performers

Owning your own construction company and outperforming your competition requires that you recruit and hire talented people. They must have technical skills for their roles and provide quality work, but are also tasked with fulfilling on your company’s mission and values. In the construction industry, your workers are the face of your..

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Construction Marketing Basics

Construction Marketing Basics

When it comes to any business, there is always room for improvement. Therefore, the need to market a company always exists. You may want to expand your current sales channels, grow your client base, or increase your market share. Maybe your sales have fallen and you need to generate more leads and opportunities. Or maybe you’re a completely new company with no existing..

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Building Employee Loyalty

Building Employee Loyalty

Employees are the lifeblood of every construction company. Without loyal employees, materials do not get purchased, contractors do not get hired, and buildings do not get built. We also keep hearing that we are experiencing a shortage of skilled trade workers. However, I believe this shortage is not because there are fewer workers, but an overall increase in ..

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10 Key Skills of Successful Project Managers

10 Key Skills of Successful Project Managers

Whether you’re evaluating the performance of your current Project Managers, or looking to hire a “Star Performer” for your construction team, how do you do it? Based on over 20 years of experience in Construction Project Management, I have found the following to be the essential skills that are common among the most successful Construction Project Managers.

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