Back when I was growing my construction company, the thing that I wanted more than anything, was someone to be a right hand—my second in command. Hell, maybe someone to take over the company if I ever wanted or needed to get out. I was never able to find that person—but that maybe I would have had […]
Marijuana. For it or against it—it’s here, and in New York it’s mostly legal. Should we rethink our company policies? Personally I say absolutely. This article raises some things worth considering. You smell that? That’s the smell of the U.S. going green – and we aren’t talking about environmental sustainability. Marijuana use in America has […]
Many people are unaware that as an intermediary, we place a significant number of Management and Admin folks in jobs with construction companies in Western New York. Summertime we keep pretty busy interviewing and referring tradespeople, but right about the time the lake effect starts, our inbox fills with resumes from project managers, estimators, superintendents, […]
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 […]
I regret (for my sake) to say that our fees are among the lowest in the industry. We charge 17.5% of the referred’s first-year compensation. We can and will structure the amortization of those fees a hundred different ways to suit your needs. But if we don’t collect our fee on every person who goes […]
Whatever we learn we disclose to you. That said. NOBODY is perfect, and my hope is that we can all be adult enough to handle whatever we learn with tact and discretion.
Question: John, Was trying to get more information. Is this a Labor Ready or people seeking full time employment on my books? I am looking more for limited use of different talents. Hi Tom, I think of Labor Ready as primarily folks that are either not capable of ever being more than a temp, or […]
I received an anonymous google review the other day. I am certain that folks must have an opinion. I would love to hear it in the comments down below. Here is what was said in the review: The owner of this business told me that he knows how to run my construction business better than […]
He would fire the shot to see where it landed. He would get feedback, adjust, and fire again. He would repeat this process each time getting better feedback until they nailed it.
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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 […]
We promise to only recommend the best person available for the job. We promise to work diligently to fill your job opening. We promise to give you more information on a candidate than you could reasonably get on your own. We promise to be ethical in our hunt. We promise to be honest. We promise […]
New York State has a Law that makes it illegal for a company to have a blanket policy to not hire ex-offenders. In support of this Law, we’d like to first cite a famous philosopher and great man of God. In the Bible, Jesus faced a mob that was eager to execute a woman caught […]
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 […]