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Whether hiring or looking for your next career, this blog is a key recruitment resource, equipping you with the information you need for recruitment or job seeking success.

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What does it take to get to the top in construction?

Posted by James Hawley, EVP Veredus | Hays, on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

DNA VP of Construction Canada graphicA construction leader needs technical knowledge, people management skills, commercial understanding – but which are most important at each stage of a career?

Your career insights could help guide the next generation of construction leaders.


Social media: For more than just selling

Posted by James Hawley, Hays EVP, on Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Blog Nov 9 Social media for hiringIn a recent interview, my colleague Jim Fearon discussed the need for construction employers to embrace social media in hiring. This is just as pertinent in the USA, where the construction industry is vast on a national scale, but often

So what are the best companies doing well, and how can you emulate them?


Train your own IT talent

Posted by Dave Brown, Hays EVP, on Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

IT blog photo - laptopWith more demand than supply for IT professionals, one way to get the experienced team you need is to develop it internally.

Three-quarters (78%) of employers plan to pay for professional development for their full time staff in the coming three to six months.

Should you consider it for full time and contract staff?


5 ways to motivate millennials

Posted by James Hawley, Hays EVP, on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

USCP Blog: Managing MillennialsMillennials will make up the majority of the US construction workforce within the next three years.

How will this tipping point change how you manage your team?


Training crucial to reduce skills shortage

Posted by James Hawley, Hays EVP on Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

USCP Blog: 37% blame lack of training for skills shortageConstructionConstruction remains one of the strongest and busiest industries in America, and the skills shortages we're seeing for intermediate and senior project managers, superintendents and estimators is unlikely to end in the next few years.

However, construction employers can take action now to address future skills shortages, and build a leadership pipeline.


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