Call it a trigger, a pet peeve or that thing that grinds your gears…we all have them. Some unique, some recurring, there are those instances that set off a nearly automatic and charged response which typically ends poorly. Conventional wisdom suggests that difficult thoughts and feelings have no place at work, though. Champ up, stuff it down and put on your cheerful (or at least stoic) face and move on.
The first step to building an outstanding construction crew is to find and hire skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated employees. Once you hire these skilled workers, however, you have to make certain that you can keep them on your crew. While not everyone will be lured away by a slightly better paycheck, employees today are often enticed by benefits and other workplace bonuses, including a strong workplace culture within which they feel appreciated. If you don’t or can’t offer some of these benefits, you may find that it’s hard to keep your top employees, and even supervisors, expeditors and job managers.
When you know a trade extremely well and have made a name for yourself, the next logical step is to take matters into your hands and launch your business. That’s easier said than done. Here are some of the steps savvy contractors take to turn their small business into a success.
In 2021’s overly competitive business environment, innovation is what keeps a company ahead of the competition. But, having an ingenious idea for a product or service isn’t enough if you don’t have the proper infrastructure to support it.
However, at the pace everything is going today, you may need to evaluate and improve your operations more often and adjust your strategy accordingly.
Read on to find out if your business is in need of operational help.
Here’s the problem: the construction industry is growing at a fast pace and in 2021 good workers are even harder to find. The abundant job prospects, high income, and opportunities for advancement attract more and more people. In a rush to expand their small business, builders too often race through the hiring process, frequently ending up with employees who can’t fulfill their responsibilities as they should.
2021 has brought many surprises to the housing market which directly effects your bottom line. In the last few weeks we have documented the dramatic increase in lumber prices along with the historical lot shortage but how exactly can you manage this? In this SBGP Exclusive Infographic we will go over critical strategies required to continue building, profitably.
Picture this: After months of hard work, a new project is finally over. Excited, you meet with the clients and give them the keys to their new home. Just hours later, you receive a phone call from their agent. The clients aren’t happy with some of the finishes.