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Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Here are several ways A/E/C firms can develop and implement DEI programs: Establish a DEI Task Force: Form a dedicated task force or committee comprising representatives from different departments and hierarchical levels. This group can be responsible for driving DEI initiatives, conducting assessments, and making recommendations. Conduct a DEI Assessment: Perform a...
In the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry, having a well-crafted resume is crucial to standing out in a sea of job applicants. In 2023, the competition is only going to become fiercer, and job seekers will need to take extra steps to create an outstanding A/E/C resume. Here are some tips to help you write a resume that gets noticed. Start with a strong headline The headline is the first thing...
As a talent acquisition professional, you know how important it is to provide a positive candidate experience. Yet, there's one issue that continues to plague our industry: ghosting. This phenomenon, where employers and recruiters fail to respond to applicants, is becoming more prevalent, and it's not just hurting job seekers; it's also hurting your brand and your bottom line. In this article, we'll explore the dangers of ghosting applicants,...
Ageism is a form of discrimination that can affect older workers in the job market. It refers to prejudice or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age, and it can manifest in different ways, including in the hiring process. One of the most common ways ageism can affect older workers is through their resumes. Here are a few tips on how to avoid ageism on your resume: Don't include a photo:...
By: Sandra Baptist We've all done it at some time or other. We put off our exercise routine until tomorrow; we continually delay finishing that project or starting that business. Procrastination is the mother of all demons and can literally stop you in your tracks from achieving all that you desire. Sandra Baptist provides you with 5 effective processes you can use to slay this giant. 1. Do it now Hold your breath and jump right in!...
By: Linda Dessau First, let's talk about why social support is important and why it matters to your self-care. Research has shown that a lack of social support (isolation) can contribute to an ongoing state of chronic stress, which will negatively impact your immune system and put you at risk for dangerous conditions. Now, what can strengthening your social support network do for you? Social support can improve the functioning of your...
Setting Goals: Your only recipe for success By: Innocent Mwangi Gathungu Goals are like signposts. As long as you can see these signposts, then you know you are heading in the right direction. When you set goals, you eliminate the possibility veering off the track and derailing into failure. When a train veers of the rails, the entire locomotive is derailed. Looking at the rails, one does not see anything special in them; just a solid...
As an employer, you are looking to improve your company with each new hire. But what if your reputation precedes you and as a company, you’re struggling to find new hires? This article will discuss how to figure out where your bad reputation comes from and how to avoid a bad reputation by better communicating with applicants. ‚óŹ       Check and respond to reviews Sites like Glassdoor, Better...
Resume writing is one of the most important elements of a job search, and it can be overwhelming for job seekers, especially those who have never had to write a resume before or haven’t updated their resume in a while. Determining resume length is easier than it would appear. No matter the stage of your career, your resume should be as concise as possible and as long as necessary to win job interviews. How long should a resume...
Present-day candidates are digitally connected and socially engaged. This enhances their job searches as well. If your company want to recruit the top talent, you need to hire recruitment marketing professionals.   Recruitment marketing is not a new thing. But, it is getting a lot of chatter these days. It is almost up there with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency as the most talked about business topics....
A few years deep in the construction world I've learned more than I could've ever anticipated. One glaring difference from other industries I've worked in is the opportunity for a relationship to take on many more forms than the conventional-and it's all dictated by a willingness to go the extra mile. What I've found is that construction business development managers all have their own style and tools for hitting leads. When managers...