Posts by Taylor Maurer
How to Negotiate Relocation in an Offer
Whether you are being considered for a new job or your company considers you to man a new location, accepting the offer for relocation means moving to a different place and building a new home in a permanent location. The success of your relocation will benefit both you and your company. Thus, it is highly…Read More
Which is Better, an MBA or a PE?
Construction and civil engineering are among the most craved and helpful careers in the world today. However, the competition in hiring in the industry means that people within have sought to find an edge to make themselves more knowledgeable and competitive. Undertaking further studies is a great way to hone engineering skills, be a better…Read More
Ten Tips for Staying Healthy in a High-Stress Job
In our recent article entitled, “Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance,” we offered suggestions for those working in the construction industry – typically fraught with long, often irregular hours and a high level of stress – to establish a clear line between work and personal life. Some of those suggestions apply to reducing stress in…Read More
Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance
The construction industry has traditionally been fraught with poor quality of life issues, stemming primarily but not exclusively from long hours (per day and per week) compared to other sectors of society, and the resultant stress this can cause. When it’s the busy season, a deadline is looming on the horizon, or an emergency arises,…Read More
TCB 5: How to Catch Candidates at the Right Time
Ever heard the term timing is everything? Well, it’s true. If a candidate does not engage during outreach, when you have a proven message that converts, then it comes down to timing. What if you could reach the right candidate at the right time to bring them onto your team. Believe it or not, it…Read More
TCB 4: Why Your Hiring Message Fails
Why can’t you get candidates to engage or why are they falling out in the process? Today, I’m going to teach you a simple and surefire way to increase candidate engagement. Whether you are using job postings, email messaging, LinkedIn or InMail messaging, text, or cold calling, your message should always differentiate your company as…Read More
TCB 3: Where are your Qualified Candidates?
Where are your Experienced Candidates? A pool of experienced candidates is one of the three crucial elements to successful talent capture. So where are your top-tier candidates? In most cases the answer is; they are working for your competitors. Before you can cast your reel out into the water it is best to build a…Read More
TCB 2: Why Internet Job Postings Don’t Work
Why is that when you post a job ad on LinkedIn or Indeed, they frequently seem to get little traction with the quality candidates that you’re seeking? There are many answers to why this seems to happen in the heavy civil industry, but first we need to have some understanding on the context of acquiring…Read More
TCB 1: What’s the Cost of an Open Position?
What is the cost of having an open position go unfilled? So, you need to fill a position. It could be from attrition, company growth, or succession, the bottom line is position needs to be filled. The real question is how much is it costing you to continue doing business with the position vacant? This…Read More
Surviving the Recession as a Civil Contractor
Paving a path through the Covid-19 recession Since the beginning of the new century, each major downturn in the U.S. economy has been caused by unique and mostly unexpected circumstances. The current recession, which began in February of 2020, was triggered by business restrictions and widespread public quarantines to slow the spread of the Covid-19…Read More