4 Ways to Make Your Construction More Appealing Through Sustainability

Over the past 20 years, sustainability has become a big buzzword in the construction community. Not only do non-sustainable buildings emit energy, and produce waste materials, but environmental experts are beginning to look at the effect all this building is having on the world overall.  This means there will be more studies and research, which will … Continue reading "4 Ways to Make Your Construction More Appealing Through

Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass Customization

Custom-made products are catching on in a big way. Modern technology allows small-scale factories to see profit with even small production runs and to create custom products without purchasing new equipment or resetting everything on the production floor. Suddenly, small water bottle manufacturers can let customers design their own bottles, customizing everything from the pattern, … Continue reading "Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass

How Is the Hardware Renaissance Affecting Manufacturing?

It’s been a long time since any of us have scanned the shelves at our local electronic stores and spotted a once familiar tag: Made in the USA. In recent decades, as Silicon Valley has flourished, most of the technology being designed there has been manufactured overseas. But that trend is

Are Your Construction Workers Fearful of Leadership?

A little fear is a good thing. You want employees who perform their best, and fear of underperforming is a great motivator. But too much fear can do more harm than good. You don’t have time to hold your employees’ hands through every task, or constantly be telling them what to do

Improve Your Recruiting in 2016

You’ve built a successful business. You’ve worked long, hard hours creating relationships with your clients and delivering above and beyond their expectations. You’re a recognized name in your industry. Now the truly hard work begins. Once you’re established, how do you continue to make your business grow year after year? There are plenty of buzzwords … Continue reading "Improve Your Recruiting in

The Case for Direct Hire Staffing

Facts about the Labor Market in King and Snohomish Counties 2015 brings the tightest labor market in over 7 years; and will continue to become more challenging for employers to hire and retain quality workers. National Labor information released Friday September 4, 2015 reported lowest unemployment nationally since 2008 at 5.1%. The July 2015 unemployment rate … Continue reading "The Case for Direct Hire