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Construction Industry Sees Growth in Employment

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm    

In the month of October, the U.S. construction industry added 17,000 jobs meaning that the unemployment rate in the industry fell by nearly 11.4 percent. This data comes from an analysis of federal information that was released on Nov. 2 by the Associated General Contractors of the United States.

Officials with the association have stated that despite the gains in the past five consecutive months, there have been little changes in the past year. They went on to state that employment in the industry is stuck in the same area with the exception of small, monthly increases.

For the industry overall, the month of October had a 0.4 percent increase. Although this is a slight increase, the overall numbers remain 2.2 million lower than where they were six years ago. This is when construction employment peaked at nearly 7.7 million workers.

Also seen in the month of October was the increase in both residential and nonresidential employment. Residential construction alone added nearly 4,700 jobs in the month of October. Employment in the residential industry is now up by 12,300 compared to last year at this time.

In the nonresidential business sector, nearly 12,200 jobs were added in October. This increased the overall total to 6,700 new workers. There were some losses during the month of October and this was seen in heavy and civil engineering construction firms.

If you are looking for an experienced executive to be a perfect match for your construction firm, you need a firm that can help you find the best person for the job as quickly as possible. Contact the Construction headhunters of Construction Hunters today.

Recruitment searches: Exclusive vs. Non-exclusive

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 4:43 pm    

Using a recruitment firm to help you find the best executive fit for your company is very important. Because of the importance of the position, the faster that it can be filled, the faster you can have your business operating at its best.

The effect that a non-exclusive and exclusive recruitment firm can change the way that a position is filled in your company. Companies have different requirements to fulfill in each type of contract.

For an exclusive recruiting contract, the company is not charged unless the company goes with the candidate that the recruiter finds. Also, the company can still use their hiring process to determine if this candidate is a match for them. Finally, a ‘retained search’ service contract is used in many exclusive contracts.

If you have any further questions on thisĀ  process, the CEO recruitment professionals of Construction Hunters are experienced and available to help you determine what is best for you.

Recruiting for the architecture industry

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 2:39 pm    

While recruiting for the architecture industry, it may be difficult to determine which architect will have the style that is the best match for your firm. The fate of a building project relies heavily on finding the executives for the company, and this is why an executive recruitment firm may be the best bet.

Skills that are sought for when looking to fill in executive position in the architecture industry are having an education in architecture, mathematical skills, computer knowledge, experience in conducting these large projects, and management experience.

Finding the perfect fit for the job, can be a time-consuming process, and instead of using your company’s resources to do this, enlisting the help of an executive recruitment firm may be very beneficial to help you find the right architect for your company.

Filling leadership positions with the use of an executive recruitment firm

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm    

When filling the executive positions in your company, these decisions should not be taken lightly. The management of a company can mold how the company is run and many times a person that has just the right balance of all the qualities and experience that you are looking for, can be difficult to find.

This is why is may be a good idea for your company to enlist in the services of an executive recruitment firm that can narrow down the candidates to the best of the best.

An executive recruiting firm is especially important when looking to fill these positions: CEO, project executive, division manager, vice president of operations, estimator, general superintendent, director of marketing, president, chief financial officer, controller, manager of business development and field operation manager.

Matching the correct talent with the correct company is one of the benefits of using an executive recruitment firm. If your company is in need a new leader for a leadership position, contact the executive search and consulting firm of Construction Hunters today.