Most hiring managers really don’t care that your resume fits on one page, or if you hand-wrote a thank you note. Here’s some tips to help you from wasting time on things that don’t matter, so you can focus on the things that do. READ ARTICLE “What Hiring Managers Really Care About”
It’s getting more difficult to hire quality craftsmen because of the smaller pool of workers in our field. So, if you want to keep a high level of craftsmanship in your work product, you may have to start hiring promising younger candidates and train them yourself! Here are some things you can do to build a new training system: READ ARTICLE “How to Overcome the Labor Shortage with a Training Program”
It’s camping season – and your craftsmen tools can be really handy in the wilderness too! Here are some brilliant ways to use them on a camping trip this summer:
Many applicants will fib a little on a resume, and not necessarily because they are dishonest candidates. They’ve been taught to treat resumes as more of a marketing tool, which can lead to exaggerating the truth. Some common resume offenses include showing incorrect hiring dates to cover up unemployment periods, giving incorrect job titles, inaccurate compensation amounts, and listing experience or skills they don’t really have.
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:
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:
I have a pretty great career. All these craftsmen come in to apply for jobs, and I can’t help but be amazed by them. Craftsmen are true talent. They’ve got skills the world needs. They have skills even I need! They pave the roads I drive on, the build the apartment I live in. Just another reason I love working with craftsmen! It’s especially rewarding when we’re able to form long term relationships over the course of their career.
I guess that’s why I work at Madden.
Talented 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.
Due 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.
It’s no secret that Oregon took a big hit during the recession in 2009. Jobs were scarce, and the economy hadn’t been hit so hard in nearly thirty years. Portland was one of the cities hit hardest by the Great Recession, due to dependence on the real estate market which plummeted in the following years. However, Oregon has slowly but surely seen improvement, and last year they even managed to beat Washington regarding economic growth rate, something they rarely manage to do even though Washington and Oregon share several similarities. The city of Portland is seeing the greatest comeback, specifically in the housing market, which has beaten out several other epicenters in the nation.