Because it’s tough finding tradespeople you may be tempted to take on new employees too quickly. You wouldn’t pour a foundation without first knowing what is below the ground! So you probably shouldn’t employ a new team member without first checking their suitability. In this article I outline 4 key safeguards against hasty recruiting. In […]
You’ve got a fairly reasonable building business and a team of builders or carpenters working for you. But some of them just aren’t performing up to scratch. Maybe they are not pulling their weight or maybe they lack the skills you need. Should you fire them? You know that in order to dismiss someone lawfully […]
Have you also expressed frustration at how much you have to do to comply with Health and Safety regulations? Good news, it doesn’t have to be so hard. A building company’s culture is at the heart of health and safety. You can put in place the required documents and processes, but if you don’t achieve culture change, it’s going to […]
How Do You Get The Most Out Of Your Subbies? Recently I asked builders about the problems that can arise when working with substandard electricians. Here are some tips to help you sort the wheat from the chaff. To help identify what to look for in subcontractors, we asked builders “What’s your number one frustration […]
Demand for housing is growing. But growth presents a very real challenge as noted in the Hays Quarterly Report (2016 Q1) that predicts that skilled foremen will continue to be in short supply throughout this year. Now, everyone in the industry knows that skilled foremen are critical to a building company’s ability to manage more […]
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