57-story skyscraper in a record 19 days

Skyscrapers build in a matter of weeks - will this be the "new normal"? According to the BROAD Sustainable Building Co. Ltd. headquartered in Changsha, China, it's the way of the future. Their recent triumph has been the construction of a 57-story skyscraper in a record 19 days, with the produ... Read more

How To Make Sure Company Culture Suits YOU

Corporate culture is a set of values, norms and behaviors that are shared by individuals and groups within an organization. This is a vital component to job searching and finding the right fit for you. Although recognized as important for employee retention, company culture is still not considered f... Read more

Google Workspace of the Future

Google is in the process of redesigning their Sillicon Valley, Mountain View headquarters into something that is both functional and beautiful. With the help of architects from Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio they have designed something new and exciting in the way of high tech, gla... Read more

Successfully Negotiate Your Next Salary Increase

Asking for a raise is stressful. Some argue that you should stay away from salary negotiations; that increases in pay are a natural part of business and management will recognize your value. This may have been true in the past when many businesses had the same structures and procedures in place, no ... Read more

Interview Tips & Tricks: How To Ace The Face-To-Face

Finding a new job is a process. The best results require planning and intentional effort. Prepare to succeed or prepare to fail. Or, as Benjamin Franklin once said: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Would you start building a house without careful planning? Find a location: P... Read more

3D Printing

3D printing in construction is here. Sure, it may need some tweaking, but, is this the foundation of things to come? Move over century old practices and modular construction, technology is taking over. * 1,100 sq meter building. * 3 floors. * 1 floor per day. * Giant 3D printing machine i... Read more

How to keep your keepers #5: Acknowledge important milestones

Acknowledge important milestones. Loyalty and retention tend to increase when a sincere attempt is made on the part of management to remember and acknowledge dates that are important to employees. Things like birthdays, educational or professional development achievements and firm anniversari... Read more

Define Team Roles & Responsibilities For Project Success

There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement. Team members and managers all play an important role in moving projects along, but with great power lies great responsibility. These responsibilities and subsequent roles must be defined.  ... Read more

Golden Rule of Recruiting

In our business, we have a Golden Rule of Recruiting: There are three types of candidates, “A,” “B,” and “C,” and there are three types of employer “A,” “B,” and “C.” An “A” candidate in an “A” company is a good hire. A “B” candidate in a “B” company is g... Read more

Time & Labor Management Are An Art

Is there ever enough time in the day? The highest achievers manage their time and labor exceptionally well - focusing on results rather than activities. Being busy isn't the same as being effective. It is vital to organize and plan how much time and resources you commit to specific activities... Read more

Core Values That Attract The Right Candidates

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. They are the guiding principles that dictate the direction of a business and internal workplace culture. There are many different types of core values and many organizations create a list of three to seven words to represent the... Read more

The Importance Of New Employee Orientation

22% of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment. However, new employees who have gone through a structured on-boarding program are 58% more likely to be with the organization after three years. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZaBzMADV_U[/embed] Everyone hires a new em... Read more

Find the Perfect PM: Top Characteristics

Successful construction project managers plan, manage, and handle details in a way that let you and your team relax. Andy Crowe completed a study of 860 (the top 2 percent) of project managers across industries. The study identified the top 10 traits of the rarest breed: a great project manag... Read more

Predictions for Boston Construction 2015

1. Millennials will become 50% of the workforce majority in 2015. Companies that find a way to attract and retain these tech-savvy, independent and adaptable candidates will have a huge competitive advantage. A recent BLS survey noted that 58% of Millennials expect to leave their job in thre... Read more

Why you will fail to have a great career

The pursuit of a great career. Is it really just a matter of luck or is that the excuse you’re telling yourself? According to Larry Smith, a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, people don't pursue their passion because of the fabricated stories they tell themselves. Most peop... Read more

The Secret Sauce For Employee Engagement

There are many disturbing stats regarding employee engagement. 79% of employers believe they have a significant retention and engagement problem. 75% of them are struggling to attract and recruit the top people they need. Want to know where you stand? Check out the employee engagement calculator. ... Read more

Fuel Your Team With Empathy At Work

In the 2009 book Wired to Care, strategy consultant Dev Patnaik argues that a major flaw in contemporary business practice is a lack of empathy. Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection. Empathy encompasses a broad range of emotional states, including: - caring for other people an... Read more