How to Ask for a Pay Raise

If you are a valuable employee and have come to the conclusion that your level of contribution isn’t being compensated enough, then it may be time to ask for a raise. In many cases, they won’t offer it up unless it’s annual review time. So, you’ll need to be the one to initiate it. You’ll … Continue reading "How to Ask for a Pay

Why The Best Craftsmen Don’t Work For You

With the skills gap, there’s already a lot of competition for the most talented craftsmen available. In this market and economy, you need to do everything you can to attract and keep them. Here are some reasons why your company might be struggling to hire the

The Future of Oregon’s Workforce

Experts predict that the future workforce is going to be a completely different landscape. And while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unemployment will continue fall in the next year, they also forecast over 20 million new jobs created by the year 2020. It seems that there will simply be more jobs available than … Continue reading "The Future of Oregon’s

Why Craftsmen Build a Better Plate of Nachos

We know you take pride in anything you make, which is great news for your taste buds! Most craftsmen have a huge advantage in making a more delicious plate of nachos, because even the best cook probably doesn’t have your building skills. Here’s how to use that advantage to construct the most epic nachos

Best Jobs for Veterans Right Now

Most of us know someone whose been in the military, and have noticed some of the common traits from their training that makes them responsible friends and families. These same attributes make them great employees too, including trust, dependability, and efficiency. The construction industry, in particular, is a great one for veterans to transition into … Continue reading "Best Jobs for Veterans Right

Robotics in Construction

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, so we’re always keeping an ear out for new innovations that can make job sites safer. In many cases, using robots is a great solution to this because it can be more efficient and also less risky. With the labor shortage, robots are even … Continue reading "Robotics in

The Modern Craftsman

The quintessential craftsman has an appreciation for excellence and precision in his work. And in this hurried internet age, the pursuit of mastering and honing a craft has become a rare endeavor. Because of that, we at Madden have noticed a growing demand for the men and women who never stop striving to get better … Continue reading "The Modern