When replacing a supervisor or foreman, most companies promote their best production employee into a leadership role. The assumption is that because the employee is great at their job, they can run the crew.   The problem is that just because someone is good at a job doesn’t automatically mean that they will be successful as…

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A brief overview of how experts and executives from leading construction companies look ahead at the future of digitalization in construction. A Giant Sector with an Even Bigger Problem The construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy, with about $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. However, the…

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Scenario This search was a highly collaborative effort between BWC Executive Group and our client. The role demanded that recruitment focus on organizations with Project Management/Construction Management service components that operate across various vertical and horizontal construction markets. We put together a list of companies and identified a top-down approach by looking at the best…

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Traditional projects are performed in a single continuous flow, with sequential steps that include project initiation, project planning, project execution, and project closeout. Typical construction projects have an initiation/planning phase, a design phase, a construction phase, a testing phase, and a turnover to the user phase, followed by project closeout. There are more elaborate models…

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This focuses on the IT department; however, this can apply to all departments. Over my 10+ years in the recruiting world, I’ve seen that companies are still focused on the post and pray mentality. First, there were newspaper ads, then company career sites, job search engines, and aggregators. This technology has allowed companies to get…

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One of the important messages in the Talent War is that no company, industry, or CEO has a death grip on talent. Who is your choice? The manager working for a great company who is not going anywhere? Or the guy from an also-ran operation who is brilliant, motivate, and an impressive strategic thinker? The…

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Our number one search has been data scientists in our last 5 engagement activities at BWC Executive Group. The reason? Companies are looking to automate their talent strategy. This article by McKinsey talks about the strategy of machine learning. McKinsey believes it will best serve companies by not putting all its resources into the fight…

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