Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

How to Identify a Candidate’s Soft Skills During an Interview

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While filling an open position is often challenging, the pursuit of an ideal candidate can become increasingly frustrating when you factor soft skills into the evaluation. After all, they are typically more difficult to quantify and rate systematically than hard skills. Despite this, soft skills can be critical when determining an individual’s potential for success. Read more »

Preparing for the Autumn Season – Is Your Team Primed for Peak Production?

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The architecture, engineering and construction industry is fairly cyclical. Not only is it impacted by economic conditions, but also by factors such as the changing seasons. Fortunately, influences such as these are at least relatively predictable. A few examples include, increased: Design billings throughout the fall and winter months, due to the need for companies Read more »

The Secret to Building an Employer Brand That Attracts & Retains Top Talent

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Gone are the days where companies could simply focus on the attractiveness of their product, service or brand name when hiring. Today, businesses have to consider how they are viewed as an employer as well. Otherwise, securing top talent could become a challenge. The Importance of Building an Employer Brand That Attracts Competitive Candidates and Read more »

How to Find the Best Engineering Candidates

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Locating top talent is rarely an easy process, but it can be especially daunting when looking for ideal engineering candidates. Unemployment is low for engineers, so resorting to traditional tactics may not always yield the best results. Luckily, there are things you can do to increase your odds of finding the best engineering candidates available. Finding Read more »

7 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Hiring a New Employee

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Hiring new employees is often a challenging process. When you need an exceptional architecture, engineering or construction professional, making an efficient, but smart choice the first time around is essential. Otherwise, projects can fall behind and problems could arise, causing you to waste time and money. Related Post: Your Unfilled Position is Draining Your Company’s Read more »

Communicating Safety to New Employees

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New hires are at a greater risk of being injured on the job than those who have been employed for an extended period of time. This is often based on the incoming staff member’s lack of familiarity with the environment. After all, with differing co-workers, policies and procedures, training and equipment, every job site is Read more »

Three Reasons to Partner with RealStreet to Fill Your Team’s Skills Gap

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Whether your team has experienced turnover, your company has taken on additional work or you conducted a skills assessment and have found gaps that must be filled, you understand the importance of having the right people for the job. This means hiring new employees. Unfortunately, finding ideal candidates is often easier said than done. After all, Read more »

How RealStreet Ensures Top Hires for Your Business

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Finding top-tier candidates in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields can be a challenge. Unemployment is incredibly low, making exceptional talent a precious commodity. Plus, the time it takes to fill open positions creates a burden on companies, especially those with time-sensitive projects. At RealStreet, we understand the pressure businesses are under to find skilled Read more »

Three Things to Consider When Searching for the Best Construction Managers

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Having an exceptional construction manager is essential. Without strong leadership projects face significant risks, including sub-par quality, missed deadlines and budget concerns. Here are three critical aspects to consider, when searching for an ideal construction manager. 1. Management Skills A core function of the role is to serve as a leader, overseeing construction activities and monitoring Read more »

Hiring Strategies to Implement in a Tight Labor Market

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When the labor market it tight, finding qualified candidates is often difficult, regardless of the industry. Competition for skilled architects, engineers and construction professionals can be especially fierce. During times such as these, businesses need to stand out from their competitors and adjust their hiring strategies in order to source effectively. Three Recommendations When Recruiting Read more »

RealStreet has been an excellent partner in understanding our programs’ unique staffing requirements-skills, experience, clearances, seasonality—and consistently provides qualified and highly productive team members who are often recognized by our customers for their performance.

Cheryll Bissell

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