Minor Attitude Adjustments From Management Can Have a Major Impact On Their Teams

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Whether good or bad, a manager’s attitude is often highly contagious. Sometimes it’s an unconscious shift of mindsets. However, it’s also because employees adopt similar mentalities and mannerisms, believing that they are not just accepted in the company, but welcomed. An employee’s interactions with their manager could directly impact job satisfaction as well. If they Read more »

Are You Challenging Your Team Enough or Allowing Them to Get Complacent?

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Being able to face challenges during the workday is critical for engagement. If none of a worker’s tasks requires them to push outside of their comfort zone or explore new areas, their level of interest in the work is going to diminish dramatically. Over time, this can lead to complacency and decreased morale, both of Read more »

How to Refocus Yourself Amid an Otherwise Unproductive, Boring Day

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Not every day at work is going to be brimming with excitement or filled with engaging challenges. At times, there may not be much that captures your attention, leaving you bored. While boredom may be unavoidable at times, learning to refocus during these less-than-thrilling days keeps you from being completely unproductive. How to Refocus Yourself Read more »

Your Guide to Making the Most of Volunteer Work This Summer

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As everyone prepares to enter the summer months, taking advantage of the warmer days and an increased number of daylight hours is wise. While many people use their free time for rest and relaxation, volunteering during the summer could be a great option to consider. When you volunteer, you have a chance to do more Read more »

Do You Dread Mondays? Consider These Tips to Have a More Positive Start to the Work Week

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If your job is less than ideal or is highly stressful, it is not uncommon to dread Mondays. In fact, some professionals are so worried about the start of their workweek that it impacts their Sundays, leaving them depressed or anxious. This makes the second day of the weekend less relaxing, which could make Mondays Read more »

Solve Your Summer Season Workforce Woes with Employee Leasing!

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Seasonal fluctuations are common in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, and the changing workflow alters workforce needs of the companies within those sectors. While the summer season typically brings an influx in building activity many businesses often struggle to meet tight deadlines, as employees often take more time off to enjoy the warmer weather. 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 »

Take Control of Your Work-Life Balance to Maximize Your Well-Being

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Many architecture, engineering and construction professionals struggle with work-life balance. Juggling work and personal obligations can be taxing, especially when you are dealing with conflicting priorities in any area of your life. Luckily, taking control of your work-life balance is possible. Here is how you can start taking control and maximize your overall well-being. How Read more »

The Value of Facebook Groups in Career Development or Advancing Your Job Search

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Facebook launched in early 2004, originally as a platform that allowed college students to connect with one another. Soon, it became a space for family, friends and neighbors to remain in touch. Then, it evolved further, providing mechanisms for professional networking and career advancement. Facebook Groups are a large part of the landscape, allowing like-minded Read more »

The Key to Identifying (And Addressing) the Root Cause of Negativity Within Your Worksite

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Everyone experiences job related anxieties and has a bad day from time to time. However, persistent negativity in the workplace can be incredibly damaging in the long run. Not only does it harm morale, but it can also hinder productivity. Identifying and addressing the root cause of negativity in your work site can seem like Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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