5 Fun Ways to Use a 5-Gallon Bucket

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5 Fun Ways to use a 5-gallon bucket

Did you know there are all kinds of things you can do with a 5-Gallon Bucket? Sure, we’ve all used them on a project site… and of course you can wash your car or store food with them. But check out these other really fun options that’ll keep you from being bored on a Sunday afternoon:

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5 Best Ways to Create a Safer Work Environment

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5 best Ways to Create a Safer Work Environment

In hiring craftsmen, we know that safety is always at the top of your mind. Sometimes it’s just the most basic habits that you can instill into your staff that can make the biggest impact on keeping them safe. Here are the best ways for you to make a big impact to protect your staff on the job:

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Fishing for a new career

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Fishing for a new career

When our candidates don’t get the job they were really hoping for, I really feel for them. Dude, we’ve all been there! But, for real, it’s a good thing because it just means there’s bigger fish out there for them to reel in. Besides, they wouldn’t be feeling frustrated about their job search if they didn’t want something bigger and better for their life.

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Trends In Construction Technology

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Trends in Construction Technology

All kinds of new technology are affecting the industry, giving all kinds of new efficiencies to your company that allow you to scale and grow at a faster rate. Here are some of the more exciting things happening right now:

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How To Choose The Best Candidate

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Best CandidatesThere was probably a time when you got down to the final two or three candidates, and you had a hard time choosing between them. Each of them had admirable – but very different – qualities that they brought to the table, and you just couldn’t figure out how to weigh your options. Here are some guidelines that, as we’ve seen, will make a huge difference in the satisfaction of your decision, long after you’ve made the hire.

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Construction Hiring Trends Are Empowering Job Candidates

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Empowering Job CandidatesTalented craftsmen candidates have the ability now more than ever to create their own dream job, and get work based on their own talents, needs, and schedule. Here are some trends that are making it easier than ever for craftsmen to find exactly the kind of work you want.

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Fight The Shortage By Attracting Younger Labor

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Younger EmployeesDue to cutbacks in the recession from 8-10 years ago, many craftsmen still haven’t returned to the job market. On top of that, a smaller pool of workers are entering field now. Some reports show that there are as many as 10 craftsmen retiring for every new one entering the field! And it’s having a big impact on the industry. A HomeAdvisor survey from last year showed that 93% of construction companies responded that they predict significantly slower growth in their business because of this shortage.

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4 Traits to Look for in Great Construction Employees

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4 Traits to Look for in Great Construction Employees

Good help can be hard to find… and this is especially true in the construction industry. The current labor shortage has made it even more difficult to attract and retain the kind of employees that will make your company great.

And it’s not like it was super easy to find the best employees before the shortage!

At Madden Industrial Craftsmen, we know what it takes to find the right employees as we have been striving to be the leading industrial staffing company in the Northwest for many years. We know exactly what kind of employees have success, and which don’t.

Over the years we have found that the most successful candidates consistently have these four traits.

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How Millennials Are Fueling the Next Big Construction Trend

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Millenial workersDo you know what a millennial is?

You’ve probably heard the term or seen the term but you may not know exactly what a millennial is and isn’t.

A millennial or generation Y, also sometimes called the “net” generation is a demographic cohort between generation X and Z. Basically millennial are anyone born after 1980 and before 2005, give or take.

So how are millennial driving the biggest trend in new construction right now?

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