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6 Tips for Expanding Your Construction Business the Smart Way

Harbor America - Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the construction industry, you probably know this has been a good year for growth. In fact, the first three months of 2018 showed a four percent increase in construction projects when compared to 2017. But what about your construction business? Has your construction firm been around for several years but still isn't growing? Then, it may be time to expand your company.

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

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Hiring Seasonal Workers During Peak Construction Seasons

Harbor America - Aug 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Depending on your market, your seasonal peaks for construction may vary. Your workforce availability may be different in your area as well. However, there are a few constants in the construction industry every company can agree upon. One such common ground aspect of the business is the need for additional workers during seasonal upticks. Today, we're highlighting four tips for hiring those seasonal and temporary construction workers.

Topics: PEO- Construction- Save Time and Money- tips for construction business owners- HR- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Is Your Construction Business Prepared for Hurricanes?

Harbor America - Jul 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hurricanes can be very destructive, but they are also often predictable, which allows your construction business time to plan and prepare for the weather event. If a job site is located in an area that regularly sees hurricanes, your business should have a hurricane plan in place to prevent any loss at the job site.

Topics: Hurricane Season- Construction- tips for construction business owners- Risk Management- Safety Plan

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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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Tips to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

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

Running a construction site can be quite stressful. You may have more employees than you can keep track of, multiple pieces of equipment being used, and heavy pieces of construction material being moved around. Even if you don't know anything about the construction industry, this sounds dangerous.

Topics: Construction- Safety

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5 Tips for Running Your Family-Owned Construction Business

Harbor America - Mar 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you run a family-owned construction business? While having members of your own family work for you has several benefits, it also comes with its own unique challenges. In addition to managing employees who aren't part of your family, you may have to handle family conflicts at work. What's more, you'll probably need to choose a younger family member to take your place when you retire. Here are five basic tips for running a family-owned construction business and avoiding common problems:

Topics: Construction- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Guidelines for Hiring the Best Construction Employees

Harbor America - Feb 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're a construction owner searching for new employees, you know there's a problem when it comes to finding qualified workers. As it's becoming more challenging to attract good employees to the construction industry, employers need to find ways to draw the most capable and experienced people to their companies. Here are some basic guidelines for hiring the best construction employees:

Topics: Employee Retention- PEO- Construction- HR- HR Tips- Hiring

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Habits of Successful Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you own a construction business, you know the various demands and problems that can occur as well as how competitive the construction industry can be. To succeed as a construction business owner, you need to develop certain habits. Here are six habits of successful construction business owners, along with why it's a good idea to hire a PEO (Professional Employer Organization):

Topics: PEO- Construction- Compliance- tips for construction business owners- HR

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