Posts Categorized: Clients

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][/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

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

5 Greatest Values Of Forgotten Business Ideas

In 2011, Big Think ran excerpts from all the lessons that made up their first online course, Great Big Ideas. Our entire history of innovation is very much the story of how old ideas are rediscovered, and the way that succeeding generations find new applications for these ideas. There is a lot of v... Read more

Make A List, Check It Twice

Is your to-do list endless? Are there things on your list that just never seem to get crossed off? If you’re like most people, the list just gets longer and more frustrating daily. So how can you make your to-do list work for you? Step 1: List everything. It’s happened to everyone. You’r... Read more

5 Ways To Fix Your Listening Skills

Communication is not just about what you say out loud. It’s not just about body language and eye contact. And it’s definitely not just about e-mails and text messages. Good communication requires strong listening skills. Since there are many benefits to effective communication in the workplace... Read more

Deconstructing Construction

  Even though business is booming, we all know the margins in construction are decreasing — at least with hard bid. Profit percentages are so tight, it’s hard to get an edge. With information so freely available, even the laziest of owners can figure out their contractors’ margins, risk, an... Read more