Posts From the monthly archives: "June 2013"

This may come as a surprise. The proposed federal mandate that would confirm an applicant’s immigration status will not be required of all employers. Labor and Employment Attorney Daniel Kaplan, a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, blogs that E-Verify is mainly a voluntary program. “However, there are a number of companies that…(Read More)

“The big data movement, like analytics before it, seeks to glean intelligence from data and translate that into business advantage,” writes recruiting pro Maren Hogan. She explains HR executives have been collecting data on employees, compensation, performance, and demographics for years. Where do construction recruiters come in? When you’re able to talk hard business…(Read More)

If you’ve been super busy placing workers in construction jobs, here is validation that business is indeed picking up. The May unemployment figures for the industry have just been released. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports today that construction’s unemployment rate fell to 10.8 percent. That’s nearly the lowest…(Read More)

Is HR prepared to re-humanize work? Leaders who are amenable to a more social way of doing things have an opportunity to change the workplace culture and provide added value to their organizations. Take a few minutes to watch this video clip of Doug Shaw, a global HR and business leader. He shares fresh…(Read More)

Defining clear roles and service lease agreements (SLAs) can help ease tensions when screening talent. SLAs impact business objectives because they break down each step in the recruiting process, according to Jeremy Roberts. He’s a former recruiter who now serves as editor of To be more proactive and fill jobs faster, Roberts…(Read More)

Private sector construction jobs in 170 of 339 metropolitan areas have increased between April, 2012 and April, 2013. A press release from the Associated General Contractors of America also explains that 123 regions experienced declines in construction jobs, while 46 areas have remained stagnant.  “Pascagoula, Miss. and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas are top gainers while…(Read More)

To be an invaluable resource to hiring managers in the construction industry, it’s time to brush up on technology. Research finds that as older machinists, welders, and electricians are preparing to retire, their younger counterparts are ‘hiding’ online. “One thing that’s certain is making full use of technology will render a company more…(Read More)