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Creativity Is The Key To A Great Career

Filed in Candidates, Culture by on October 22, 2014
Creativity Is The Key To A Great Career

Creativity cannot be replaced by technology. Creativity is the driver for change. It takes guts to be creative. Being creative means putting yourself out there in a way that pushes comfort levels and could possibly make you look foolish. But, when you get it right, it’s magic. Case in point. This beautifully shot time-lapse video […]

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The Economic Impact of Construction in Massachusetts in 60 seconds

Filed in Clients, Recruiting by on October 21, 2014
The Economic Impact of Construction in Massachusetts in 60 seconds

What is the economic impact of construction in Massachusetts? Fun Fact: in 2012, 94% of the 16,700 Massachusetts construction firms had less than 20 employees. In 2011, there were 19,500 firms with less than 20 employees. The AGC of America has provided some high level data on the economic impact of construction to Massachusetts and what […]

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Tips For Effective Communication On The Job

Filed in Candidates, Clients, Culture by on October 17, 2014
Tips For Effective Communication On The Job

Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. When teams practice effective communicate, they trust each other more.  This reduces unnecessary competition and helps employees work together. The quantity and quality of communication within a team are both important. When your projects are collaborative, your communication must be more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!). Every member in the team […]

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Boost Morale: Don’t Give All The Ideas, Stop Shooting Down The Bad Ones

Filed in Clients, Culture by on October 15, 2014
Boost Morale: Don’t Give All The Ideas, Stop Shooting Down The Bad Ones

New projects fail or run into issues for many reasons, often rooted in team engagement around planning or participation in getting stuff done. These projects are generally initiated by leadership that has a new idea and wants to see that idea implemented. You know what you want to do and you may have already decided how to do it. […]

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Keep Your Keepers: 5 Tips To Successful Onboarding

Filed in Clients, Culture, Recruiting by on October 10, 2014
Keep Your Keepers: 5 Tips To Successful Onboarding

There is nothing worse than starting a new job and not knowing what you are doing? That’s why every company needs an onboarding strategy. Being the new kid in town means asking questions about everything, from simple facilitates questions like “where’s the bathroom?” to “how do you log onto the shared drive again?”. Having to ask […]

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