Posts From the monthly archives: "June 2013"

Candidates aren’t the only ones under pressure when interviewing. Recruiters and hiring managers are also scrutinized about their preparedness and asking cliché questions. Recruiting consultant Heather Huhman offers eight pitfalls to avoid when screening talent. No. 3 is my favorite: Take good notes and your decision will be so much easier. http://www.business2community…(Read More)

There’s no cookie cutter approach to construction projects. As a result, standard contracts when placing crews and supervisors on jobsites can be dangerous. New York City-based construction attorney Barry LePatner warns that ‘fast-track’ projects will likely suffer from excessive change orders, delay claims, and cost overruns. If your employers are working this…(Read More)

Fifty-five percent of project managers agree that good communication with all stakeholders is paramount for the success of a complex project. The Project Management Institute’s research also reveals that good leaders aren’t always effective PMs. To address the leadership/management conundrum in the U.K., the Government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy…(Read More)

Can you be more helpful to HR and hiring managers when placing high-level talent? Construction recruiters who partner effectively with employers on executive integration can prove invaluable. “Becoming blinded by a candidate’s credentials during the courting period of the recruiting process can create disaster,” writes Thomas Fuller, managing partner of Epsen Fuller Group…(Read More)

Tech savvy talent gets frustrated when trying to find job openings on their mobile devices, only to hit roadblocks. Data from finds that one in four people won’t apply for a job if a company’s career site isn’t mobile-optimized. And it’s not just the initial posting that professionals…(Read More)

Hurricane Sandy, record droughts, wildfires, and tornadoes across the U.S. in 2012 have resulted in new construction-related jobs. Towns and regions have been implementing preventative measures such as levees and dunes while rebuilding entire areas. Federal officials say that weather and climate disasters made 2012 the second costliest year for natural disasters since…(Read More)