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DNA of a VP of Construction: Career and hiring advice from 150 industry leaders

Posted by James Hawley, Executive Vice President, Hays, on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

Hays Blog: DNA of Construction introWhat skills, traits, and experience do construction professionals need to be successful in their careers, and drive results for their company? The Hays DNA of a VP of Construction report surveyed and interviewed more than 150 construction VPs to find the shared experiences, common traits, and market insights that helped them reach the top. 

Their insights will help you make better career and hiring decisions.

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The myth of the “digital expert” – why you shouldn’t try to be an IT generalist

Posted David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays, on Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

New year people workingThe IT function moves quickly and the word “digital” can mean anything from design to development, marketing to analytics so when I see people claim to be “digital experts” it’s often a red flag.

How can you sell your skills without branding yourself a generalist to get further in your career?

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Construction jobs grow at double the national rate – but do we have the workers we need?

Posted by James Hawley, Hays US Executive Vice President, on Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

USCP Blog: Fast job growth challenges talent poolA new analysis of US Department of Labor by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows construction job growth is up 4.7% over this time last year – compared to just 2% nationally.

But Hays’ Construction Salary Guide found that 85% of employers said there is a moderate to extreme skills shortage. As construction job growth continues, who will fill those jobs?

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Contract vs Full-time: What's right for you?

Posted by David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays, on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

USIT Blog: Contract to full timeMore than half (57%) of IT employers want to transition their current contract staff to full time.

What are the upsides of such a move and what should you consider before making your decision?


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3 ways to attract women to construction

Posted by James Hawley, Executive Vice President, Hays USA on Friday, Apr 1, 2016

CAEST SquareThe country is facing a critical shortage in construction professionals at all levels, but just nine per cent of construction roles are held by women.

At the moment, many construction hiring managers are only accessing half the labor market. If construction is going to continue to thrive we need to be tapping into the full available talent pool, including currently under-represented groups.

How can you find the talent you need for long-term success?

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