There’s an urgency now. “Get it in the ground before it freezes”, or “We need it done before our holiday party!” Some contractors are finishing up while others are doubling down. Consequently some guys are getting laid off while others are working overtime. Another interesting thing that always seems to happen this time of year is […]
On the off chance that you need to hire or know someone who needs to hire, I offer the following: Assistant Field Superintendent She’s built at least 1,537 single family homes, group homes, condos, 8-units, student housing, etc over the last 14 years. This is a link to her Portfolio 24 year Brick Mason He’s […]
Can’t find good people to hire? It’s because the power has shifted to the job seeker. Old recruiting practices will no longer work. “If you are frustrated because your recruiting approaches are no longer producing great results, you will be happy to know that there is a logical reason behind it. I estimate that 90 […]
Why should you read, “What drives me nuts about staffing agencies and how they can work better as a partner“? A love / hate relationship seems to exist between many Employers and Agencies, and I think in large part it is because neither party seems to truly understand the other. As of the time I […]
Corrections costs for the states have quadrupled in the last 20 years — to about $52 billion a year nationally — making prison spending the second-fastest growing budget item after Medicaid. To cut those costs, the states are being forced to rethink parole, probation, and reintegration policies that drive hundreds of thousands of people back […]
A friend of mine told me a story of a lesson he learned from an old Jewish investor from NYC. Eli was an investor and owned a ton of properties in and around Buffalo. Dorian had a small remodeling company that happened to be really good at drywall. Eli and Dorian struck a deal […]
If most people these days are thinking like my new hire, the recruiters will clearly have the best selection of candidates every time.
My suggestion is to use this as a worksheet, not a template. Get all of the information onto a page, then write your post. —————————————— Write down the things that you absolutely must have in this person. Write down the things that are desirable. …you would like to have but maybe could […]
Our client companies want to know if we’ve done due-diligence on our applicants. How do we go about checking references? Do we conduct criminal background checks, etc? In my opinion the best way to conduct a background check is to create a thorough timeline for a person. Fill in all of the […]
For more than fifteen years I have beat my head against the wall trying to prove this wrong. After watching this, I know more than ever that he is right!
WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) Federal tax credit based upon wages paid to the individual during the first year of employment. Employer is eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $2400 (40% of qualified first-year wages for those employed 400 or more hours; 25% for those employed at least […]
I fielded a phone call this morning, the company’s owner told me that they were finally starting to get busy. I was thrilled to hear that and asked how we could help. He said he was bringing on some new guys and wasn’t really sure of them yet and could he “payroll” them […]
Ask ten contractors how they are calculating labor burden on gross payroll and you will get ten different answers – and all ten will swear that their number is right! Here is how we calculate it using the example of a commercial carpenter with a class code of 5403 : $10.000 […]
Most managers generate between $100 and $300 per hour for their company. My recommendation is that you go generate money for your organization rather than trying to save our $5-$10/hour fee. Our greatest value to you comes when you let us do our job.
If I tell you that Construction Personnel Group goes the distance, it’s not a pitch. Just this Friday one of our clients was in a bind. At 5pm, before the long weekend, the Project Manager informed me that he needed some guys who could work the next day (Saturday) and Labor Day (Monday). I was […]