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How to Overcome the Construction Labor Shortage

The trade industries still have not fully recovered from the 2008 recession, which devastated the construction industry and led to a mass exodus of workers. As we enter 2017, construction is in high demand, but the supply of skilled workers remains low. As a result, there are 200,000 vacant positions in the industry, according to a recent study by the National Association of Homebuilders…

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Tips from Entrepreneurial Giants for Small Business Growth

Everyone has an opinion about how to get things done faster and more effectively. There’s certainly more than one way to do things and what works for one person might fail for the next. That said, motivated managers need to be constantly looking for ways to improve – drawing on the experience and advice of other successful people. Start by getting a variety of opinions from different people and deciding what is likely to work for you and your team.…

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The Benefits of Geofencing in Your Business

As it increases in popularity, the use of GPS geofencing technology is on the rise in a variety of different sectors as company leaders come up with new ways to use it. Utilizing GPS on any smartphone, a geographical boundary is set up by a company and when the device enters (or exits), a geofence alert is issued. Among many other things, businesses are using geofencing to connect with customers, safeguard valuable assets, improve workplace management and as an app to track employees.…

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The Most Popular Time Management Techniques for a Successful 2017

Like money, time is a resource that businesses must spend wisely. And just like wasted money, wasted time is sadly an issue that dooms many companies run by brilliant people with great ideas.…

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Using an Employee Scheduling App to Manage Your Holiday Workforce

No matter what business you’re in, the holidays can be a real challenge. For some, such as those in retail, the holidays are the busiest time of the year, and the pressure to generate sales is fierce. Unfortunately, many employees aren’t enthusiastic about working during the holidays, and may ask for untimely days off. For other businesses, however, the holidays are generally a slow time with customers and clients taking time to spend time with family.…

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Five Trends Shaping the Construction Industry in 2017

Construction is second only to the restaurant industry when it comes to risk and volatility. And while the amount of work fluctuates from surges to lulls, many promising trends may help to stabilize the industry in the coming year. New technology is making construction safer, faster and more cost-effective. However, the results of the presidential election, along with other factors, may shape these catalysts for change within the industry.…

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Judge Halts New Overtime Rule: What should you do?

Just before Thanksgiving, a federal judge dealt a potentially fatal blow to the new overtime rule that employers have been preparing months for.…

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5 Things to Know About the New Overtime Rule

For the first time in 12 years, the federal government is updating the rules on overtime pay. The new rule, which was announced earlier this year by the Department of Labor and will go into effect on December 1.…

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