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Tips for Keeping Required Safety Training Fun, Loose, and Informative

Safety training. It’s a dreaded requirement for both employers and workers, but it’s essential for maintaining a safe work environment. Not to mention for meeting federal and state requirements as well. If your goal is to kill your team with boredom, go ahead with the standard “presentation” that involves encyclopedic-reading in a lecture-style setting. However, … Continue reading "Tips for Keeping Required Safety Training Fun, Loose, and

Top 4 Seattle Fishing Holes

There’s nothing quite like getting lost in the great outdoors to recharge the batteries after a long stint on the job. With all of the natural beauty surrounding Seattle, there’s no shortage of great fishing spots. There’s something relaxing about being outside, listening to the sounds of nature, breathing in the fresh air, and taking … Continue reading "Top 4 Seattle Fishing

Can’t Find Talent in the Construction Industry? Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

One of the toughest challenges facing construction employers is finding the right talent. There’s nothing more frustrating than having lucrative projects lined up and struggling to recruit the team needed to deliver on the job. If this sounds like something you’ve experienced before, you’re not alone. It’s a common struggle for employers in the construction … Continue reading "Can’t Find Talent in the Construction Industry? Here Are 3 Reasons

The Skills Craftsmen Bring to the Job

Craftsmen aren’t made…they’re born that way. It’s something innate. While skills can be refined and developed, there’s something to be said about what a craftsman can instinctively bring to the job. It’s these characteristics and tendencies that make certain people perfectly suited for this line of work. Sure, specialized capabilities can be learned, but the … Continue reading "The Skills Craftsmen Bring to the

Mental Health: How to Broach this Serious Topic with Employees

It’s tough to find an area – either personally or socially – that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while tumbling industries, crashing markets, and falling unemployment numbers are highly visible, there are other ramifications that are going on behind-the-scenes. Mental health has just recently come into the spotlight as people come … Continue reading "Mental Health: How to Broach this Serious Topic with

Read This Before You Try New Construction Technology!

There are some incredible innovations in construction materials, software, and equipment — much of which was developed to help construction companies be more efficient in these times when labor is sparse! This includes alternative approaches to the standard building process, such as augmented reality, modular construction, and shipping container homes. And there’s some really cool … Continue reading "Read This Before You Try New Construction