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3 Ways to Keep a Superstar Temporary Carpenter

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Have you even shaken hands with the perfect temporary hire, only to find the position open again in less than a year? When you bring in a temporary employee, especially on a construction site, management can have a variety of expectations about job performance. That’s why when you find a superstar employee through a temporary… Read more »

What NOT to Look for in a Welding Candidate

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When business owners need to fill a welding opening right away, the hiring process can seem like a whirlwind. Applications come piling in and interviews line up one after the other, so quickly that it sometimes might be hard to find a moment to really let it all sink in. The urgency might cloud your… Read more »

4 Reasons a New Light Industrial Hire Might Fail

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Frequent turnover is an expense few employers can afford. The cost of high turnover is especially jagged when it comes soon after the employee was hired, trained and began work. All of that time and energy interviewing and onboarding just seems wasted. This is especially true for light industrial careers. At a busy manufacturing company,… Read more »

3 Ways to Attract High Quality Temporary Carpenters

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You could hire any warm body that walks through the door, but smart business owners and hiring managers look for high-quality candidates. Why does quality matter, you ask? Top-tier workers, especially carpenters, can improve the overall productivity of your entire construction site. They bring momentum and a unique skill set to any construction project. High-quality… Read more »

3 Ways You Can Retain Your Top Welders

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Have you noticed that your top welders have been frequently calling in sick, missing important details or completing subpar work? While personal issues may be to blame, don’t rule you the idea that your employees might be feeling a bit burned out. Stress or boredom can sometimes turn the best welder into a problem employee…. Read more »

3 Ways to Spot an Unreliable Industrial Candidate

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Every plant floor manager knows the high cost of a bad hire. An individual position isn’t just affected, but the whole plant can slow down or even stop entirely. Unfortunately, sometimes an interview isn’t enough to help weed out a candidate who might turn out to be unreliable. It’s hard to recognize these candidates from… Read more »

3 Ways to Stop Micromanaging Your Team of Carpenters

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Have you ever found yourself returning to a thinning stack of applications, wondering why your carpenters keep leaving? You keep bringing on new skilled workers, but in a few short months they leave again. You know what’s coming when they start calling out more and more, leaving before the day is done, or pushing work… Read more »

Leadership: Stop Bossing, Start Teaching

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Running a profitable construction business isn’t just about making your clients happy; it’s also about making your workers happy. When it comes to inspiring safety, productivity and hard work, happy employees are much easier to motivate. When workers look to management for guidance and support, they need strong leaders, not bossy managers. Forcing your tradesmen… Read more »

3 Ways to Improve Your Construction Job Descriptions

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Sometimes, all it takes is one change to a job description to improve the quality of resumes in your applicant pile. When job seekers apply for open positions, they sometimes send out their resumes, to positions where their experience does not quite meet the minimum qualifications. When managers post vague or general descriptions of construction… Read more »