There are some great television, cable, and now online shows that show off the talent and business savvy of craftsmen around the world. Here are a few to watch:
The construction industry has been growing with the healthy economy and exciting innovations. Globally, various reports have indicated that the industry should continue to grow at an average rate of about 3% per year through the year 2021. The most recent 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook concurs, and the report also gave some additional specifics for the USA next year. Here are some of the highlights:
There’s a famous story retold by Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich, in which gentleman by the name of Darby moved out west from Maryland to Colorado with his uncle in search of gold during the rush days. At first it was going well, but they had financed the machinery and each day they dug further into the ground, they were also digging themselves further into debt. They finally decided to sell the machinery to a local machinery junkman.
The construction industry has been around for a long time, and makes for some really strange, fun, and interesting facts. Here are a few that you may not know:
Let’s be honest, the best gifts usually can’t be found at the mall. These are no exception. You’ll be able to make most of these fun and useful gadgets with not too many more tools than a pipe cutter or hacksaw and drill. And some PVC Pipe, of course.
Have you started a new rigorous workout program, but haven’t seen much progress? You might be working out too much. Maybe you’re one of those guys who can’t stop moving – always off to a new adventure, or constantly improving the home – painting the house trim or whatever – as long as you don’t have to stop doing something productive. The problem is that after you’ve had a big workout, the most productive thing you can do… might be nothing.
Of all the skills and talents you can acquire, leadership rules. As a boss, having leadership skills will help you achieve your business goals. Here at Madden, we think it’s one of the most important skills to look for in an employee as well! More leaders on your team will lead to amazing results for your projects and goals. Here are some of the big benefits of improving leadership skills – both your own, and on your team:
Military veterans report that they have a difficult time figuring out if they’re qualified for the job, and then translating their skills into civilian skills. Here’s a process that will help you to determine if your specific skills will match the job you’re applying for.
There’s a huge demand for construction, and a big shortage of available skilled craftsmen to fill the labor need. With more than 200,000 military service members that are entering the workforce in the US each year, veterans can make a huge impact to decrease your company’s labor gap. And the best news is that Military Vets make really great craftsmen too! Here are some of their qualities, which give you big reasons to consider hiring a veteran for your next available job:
If you have a chance to ask a few unusual, and unexpected questions in an interview, it can give you some great insight on your candidate. Here’s a few questions to try, and what they can tell you about your candidate: