Mentorships for the Win!

Heavy Civil Resource Consultants

The Baby Boomer generation (those born between approximately 1946 and 1964) are retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per day. Within the next several years, they will have almost completely exited the work force. All types of business, including construction companies, are likely to find themselves facing an ever-growing list of projects to complete…

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Tips on Finding a Mentor

Heavy Civil Resource Consultants

You’ve landed a job in your chosen field – Construction – but you’re overwhelmed by the expectations and responsibilities that lie before you. Can you meet them? Do you have what it takes? If this is your situation, you may want to consider finding a mentor. Regardless of whether you’ve been through an internship and/or…

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Does Higher Unemployment Increase Access to Great Candidates?

Heavy Civil Resource Consultants

The recent novel coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on many industries, in particular those that could not realistically accommodate telecommuting, such as construction. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and analyzed by USAFacts, between the start of the year and April the unemployment rate tripled (up to 16.6%), with almost…

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Best Practices in Onboarding and Retention

Heavy Civil Resource Consultants

Onboarding is sometimes known as organizational socialization, and simply put, it refers to the process or plan whereby new employees are welcomed into a company and introduced to those things which make the company unique – its expectations for employees, knowledge base, expertise, and culture. An effective onboarding plan doesn’t begin or stop with a…

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