Achieve Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse workplace is a talented workplace. When you have diverse hiring practices, your company will employ the best talent in your industry. That diverse talent pool will boost productivity, engagement, and retention levels and increase your company’s reputation. It can even make your business more profitable. In fact, companies in the top 25 percent regarding…

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10 Ways to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Finding qualified employees in a timely fashion is hard, and it only seems to be getting more difficult. Research shows that the average interview process has nearly doubled over the course of the last four years. While it is important to ensure that your candidates are qualified, an exceedingly slow process could very well filter…

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How your Recruitment Can Help Prevent Unconscious Bias

It’s absolutely crucial today that a company is as unbiased as possible regarding the hiring process. The modern world expects a diverse and representative workplace, and for a good reason: studies have shown a strong link between workplace diversity and a company’s financial success. Differing minds with varying perspectives and a wide range of personal experiences can…

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Looking to Improve Leadership? Stop Doing What Every Other Company is Doing!

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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The Future of Construction

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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Agile Delivery of Capital Projects

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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Hiring Talent Strategically

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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Rethinking AI talent strategy as automated machine learning comes of age

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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Why You Can’t Find Good Talent

A Common Tale So, you want to hire good talent. You sit down, fire up your favorite word processor, and hammer out a Director of Global Supply Chain job description.  It’s full of the latest stuff. The job posting has leading global sales & operations planning (S&OP), lead the global demand planning, develop and executing…

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