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5 Reasons You're Getting Turned Down by Job Candidates

Harbor America - Jul 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You've gone through the recruiting process. You've interviewed candidates and sorted through the ones who are the best fit for your business. Now, it's time to make a job offer--and your top candidates are turning you down. While it's not unusual to have a candidate occasionally decide to decline, if you're noticing that highly qualified candidates regularly turn down your job offers, you might need to adjust your hiring approach.

Topics: HR Tips- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Bad Vibes at Your Construction Business? 6 Tips for Boosting Morale

Harbor America - Jul 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There's nothing more frustrating than the feeling that morale is decreasing at your construction business. You can tell that employees simply don't want to be at work. They're in bad moods much of the time, communication is down, and you're beginning to feel that this isn't even a great workplace environment for you! Fortunately, with these tips, you can help boost employee morale and make your construction business a better place to work

Topics: Human Resources- HR- employee morale- boosting morale- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Stop Wasting Resources and Make Your Job Interviews Count

Harbor America - Jul 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hiring new employees is expensive. For every open position that an employer has, there are recruiting costs, background screenings, drug testing fees, and labor associated with going through all of the applications...and this is not considering the costs associated with payroll for those who are interviewing the candidates. Inefficient interviews can lead to hiring the wrong people, which costs money and causes frustration down the road.

Topics: Human Resources- Recruitment- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Hiring

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Is Your Construction Business I-9 Compliant?

Harbor America - Jun 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you're a small business owner, you probably already realize that one of the main factors for expanding your company is being able to attract and keep exceptional employees. But regardless of the number of high-quality workers you may have, your business is still at risk if it's not I-9 complaint.

Topics: Compliance- Human Resources- HR- Hiring

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Your Construction Business NEEDS a Safety Plan: Here's Why

Harbor America - Jun 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Construction site safety is a hot topic of conversation lately. Everyone seems to have something to say about how to accomplish it, if the number of articles and blog posts published online are any indication. From must-implement procedures to DIY safety plan templates, the spectrum seems to be covered - except for one question.

Topics: Construction- Accident Prevention- Safety- tips for construction business owners- Workplace Hazards- Risk Management- Safety Plan

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The Best Employee Onboarding Tips for Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - May 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Onboarding new employees is often a time-consuming process. Even if you hire workers who have been in construction for years, they still have to learn the specific procedures that are unique to your business. Employees who aren't given time and the proper information to adjust to their new position may struggle to complete their job appropriately or fail to note important procedures that will help keep them safe on the job--and it's even more important that you take the time to properly onboard employees who haven't worked in the construction industry before. 

Topics: Employee Retention- Construction- tips for construction business owners- HR Tips- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Does Your Construction Company Have Adequate Commercial Insurance?

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As a construction company, you want to be sure that you have the right insurance to help cover any eventuality. Insurance helps protect you, your employees, and your customers, providing the necessary funds that will cover any problems outside your control on the job site. Accidents happen, both on the job site and off, and you want to make sure that they won't pull your business under. Inadequate commercial insurance can bring your business crashing down around you--but the right types of insurance can transform your success and ensure that your goals aren't derailed by an accident. 

Topics: Construction- tips for construction business owners- Tips for Small Business Owners

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6 Risk Management Tips for Your Construction Company

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM


Your construction company's success and reputation hinge upon your ability to provide high-quality services while simultaneously minimizing risks for your employees. You can mitigate risks for your construction company by investing in the proper training, equipment, and best practices established by leaders in the industry. Here are six risk management tips for your construction company:

Topics: tips for construction business owners- HR- Workplace Hazards- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Compliance Tips for Construction Companies in the Middle of a Hiring Spree

Harbor America - May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction companies around the country are in the middle of hiring booms for a variety of reasons. In some areas, it's a simple case of increased demand for homes due to population increases. In others, it's the need to rebuild following natural disasters. Whatever the case, you want to be sure that your construction hiring and payroll practices are up to standards during that hiring boom. Taking a few extra steps to ensure compliance at this stage of the process will help protect you down the road. 

Topics: tips for construction business owners- Human Resources- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Hiring- Payroll

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Making Sense of Unemployment Claims: Tips for Small Business Owners

Harbor America - May 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Unemployment claims can quickly become a drain on your business's finances. You do your best to treat your employees fairly. Chances are, if you've had to fire or lay off employees, it's for a good reason. Still, if you want to be sure that you're effectively managing unemployment claims, make sure you're following these key tips:

Topics: Human Resources- Tips for Small Business Owners- Unemployment Claims

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