It's no secret that women are highly underrepresented in our industry. In fact, we make up only 3% of the construction labor force. The Girl Scouts are aiming to change that by empowering girls at a younger age to learn about the construction industry. Read article here
Showing you have an open, inclusive culture starts with your recruiting practices and job postings. A quick fix to improve your postings? Stop using words like rockstar. Descriptive words like “rockstar”, “hacker” and “ninja” are typically not as appealing to women when searching for a new job. Masculine words imply a masculine culture, which alienates female applicants, not only to women but to all minority groups. Removing “kick-ass” from your job descriptions is going to help. [...]
Does it feel like you're spinning your wheels when it comes to effectively recruiting and hiring? Now is the time to change things up and be much more creative than dropping degree requirements. The big shift in recruiting is a focus on “fit” not “pedigree.” In other words, it doesn’t matter what school you went to or what jobs you’ve had, do you have the skills, ambition, interest, and personality match with the team? These latter [...]
So you're ready to add new team members and grow, great! But what will it cost you? It's true recruiting and hiring talented people can add up, but so can losing those hires. Putting more resources, funds and time into the front end of your recruiting and hiring processes can save you dividends in the long run. https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/16562-cost-of-hiring-an-employee.html
With more than half (59%) of Americans rethinking their careers and transitioning paths, our industry is in a great position to attract new talent that would have skipped over our numerous rewarding and flexible career choices. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2022-new-world-work-revealed-daniel-shapero/?trackingId=58pBdWY1TrKlAVYpLz%2F2NA%3D%3D
Interested in getting involved in a College Internship or Summer Jobs program to expand your employee search opportunity at your company? The Recruitment Committee put together some pointers on how to engage with local colleges and set up an Internship program. Check out our infographic!
In the next few weeks, you will see additional helpful hints to bring interns into your company. Here are a few of the top tips and stay tuned for more: 1. Determine whether you want a summer internship or a summer job. 2. Define the work to be performed, development to be gained, and employee to oversee the intern. 3. Connect with local colleges and trade schools to identify students 4. Phone interview first to filter [...]