Why Accountability on the Worksite is a Team Issue and Should NOT Just be Management-Driven

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When considering workplace accountability, it’s natural to assume employees are simply held accountable by their managers. After all, every job has duties to uphold, metrics to meet and goals to reach. It’s incumbent upon managers to hold their employees accountable to these standards. Co-workers should be accountable to each other as well. Increasingly, companies depend Read more »

Is Friendly Competition a Healthy Way to Improve Productivity on the Worksite?

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When productivity declines at the office or on a job site, a bit of friendly competition can help get things done more effectively. After all, it adds a fun challenge and a personal incentive to win. Often, it doesn’t even need to be overly complicated or costly. The reward, (or consequences) needs to be enough Read more »

Establish and Develop Knowledge Pools at Work to Encourage Employees to Share Their Insights With One Another

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Your employees represent a wealth of knowledge and experience. However, that does not mean they are sharing their insight with each other effectively. Silos can easily develop, stymying the flow of information. Similarly, a culture that is not conducive to knowledge sharing can hinder the intellectual wealth of the organization. Architecture, engineering and construction companies 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 Key to Exhibiting Confidence in an Interview

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When you are trying to land a new architecture, engineering or construction position, appearing confident during the interview is a must. When you seem self-assured, the hiring manager will have more confidence in your capabilities. In contrast, if your responses are tinged with doubt or if you come off as anxious, the hiring manager may Read more »

Three Reasons to Take Breaks Throughout the Workday to Conquer Your To-Do List

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While it may seem counter-intuitive in the moment, it’s important to remember to occasionally take a break when you have a lot on your plate. After all, a short respite can drastically boost performance. Conversely, pushing yourself without pause is often harmful to productivity, as it increases stress levels, hinders one’s ability to focus and Read more »

How to Talk to Your Manager If You’re Not Feeling Challenged or Pushed at Work

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All professionals will have some downtime at work on occasion. Most workplaces have an ebb and flow, leading some periods to be incredibly busy while others are very quiet. However, if you find yourself feeling bored and disengaged nearly every day, that could signal that you are not sufficiently challenged at work. In order to remedy the Read more »

RealStreet Hires Don Askey as Program Manager!

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BALTIMORE, MD (August 1, 2019) – RealStreet, a leading national employment and recruiting firm for the architecture, engineering and construction communities throughout the United States, is thrilled to announce the addition of Don Askey as Program Manager. “We are thrilled to have Don back on the RealStreet team,” said RealStreet President, Judith McGovern. McGovern elaborated Read more »

THE KEY TO EXHIBITING CONFIDENCE IN AN INTERVIEW

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When you are trying to land a new architecture, engineering or construction position, appearing confident during the interview is a must. When you seem self-assured, the hiring manager will have more confidence in your capabilities. In contrast, if your responses are tinged with doubt or you come off as anxious, the hiring manager may question Read more »

It was my distinct pleasure working for RealStreet, aka KJMK, on separate FEMA disaster recovery assignments and long-term recovery planning assignments between October 2004 and May 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Francis and Wilma. I found working with these professionals enjoyable as well as self-fulfilling and rewarding. After a 9-year stint as Read More…

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