Construction industry employers are competing against each other to hire the most qualified people. Very few top-tier candidates are actively searching for new positions on the market. A majority of the most valuable candidates are passive. Passive candidates only become open to the idea of changing jobs when an extraordinary career opportunity comes to them.
How to Build a Successful Company Culture Understand, Measure and Create a Culture that Leads to Increased Construction Industry Success
Culture is the values, beliefs and methods of operation that drive revenue, create employee engagement and attract and retain only a business owner’s favorite and most profitable kinds of customers. It is the essence of how business is done. It is the way a business operates to contribute to the bottom line.
For businesses in the construction industry, the success of any project depends on the skill of the team working on it. To improve business outcomes, employers must build strong, talented workforces by recruiting and retaining the right candidates, developing the potential of current employees and taking numerous other steps to achieve workforce excellence.
Watch Out for Bad Boy Guarantees in Commercial Real Estate Financing Construction Contractors Must Understand Common Liability Provisions in Lending Agreements
There was a time when non-recourse financing for commercial real estate projects protected borrowers against personal liability for a loan gone bad. Lenders would look solely to the underlying assets of the project to recover losses when a loan defaulted. However, as times have changed, so too have these protections.
The construction industry is in the middle of a time of rapid growth. A hot market is the perfect environment for construction companies of all sizes to take a step back, get a sense of the big picture and strategize ways to grow by branching out into new types of projects.
As communities shift their focus to building “smarter” cities, a huge opportunity exists in the construction industry. In fact, 37 percent of municipal leaders prioritize “smart buildings” as an area for future investment, according to Smart City/Smart Utility, a 2017 Strategic Directions Report by Black & Veatch.
Encourage Employee Engagement to Attract and Retain Millennial Employees Construction Contractors Must Engage Millennials—A Growing Part of the U.S. Workforce
You know who they are. Those unengaged employees who simply show up, do their jobs and then go home, not giving their work a second thought. However, the fully engaged employees also are obvious—those who are clearly passionate about what they do, why they do it and the impact their work is having on the world around them.
Financial Statement Red Flags to Detect Internal Theft Construction Contractors Can Minimize Financial Damage by Recognizing Fraud
Businesses worldwide lose five percent of revenue each year due to occupational fraud committed by their very own employees, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Global Fraud Study for 2016. In 94.5 percent of fraud cases, perpetrators took some effort to hide the fraud by creating or altering physical documents.
Like most businesses, the bottom line of a construction company is extremely important to its owners. But unique to the construction industry is the additional factor of scheduling and the way in which a project’s timeline can impact profit. When an owner is presented with a choice between saving costs or saving time, the choice can be difficult.
A contracting business is a living, breathing organism that needs to be fed. If unhealthy, that organism will put tight constraints on a contractor’s ability not only to grow, but also to make payroll and fund projects. When nurtured properly, the business will flourish, minimizing stress in an inherently high-stress industry.
Bookkeeping Best Practices for a Smooth Tax Season Construction Contractors Must Maintain Accurate Books to Understand Financial Health
As a new year begins, many contractors want to look forward to the future of their business. However, it is important to first look backward to understand how the previous year financially impacted the company.
Industry analysts are optimistic about the construction industry, as non-residential construction spending is forecast to jump by 8.3 percent in 2016 and by 6.7 percent in 2017.