Goliath Blog 2018-06-20T13:22:12+00:00
303, 2020

Three Steps to Unending Onboarding (and Protecting New Hires)

By | March 3rd, 2020|

It may be time for the idea of onboarding new employees to change. For too long, companies have rolled out the red carpet for new hires during the first ninety days of their employment.  New employees are often given mentors, new equipment, get answers to questions they didn’t know they even had, weekly access to face-to-face check-in sessions with managers and, even, a formal review of their first ninety days that signals the end of their formal onboarding process. This [...]

2002, 2020

Two Reputation Killers in Your Job Search

By | February 20th, 2020|

We can help find the best new opportunity for most candidates. Yes, we’ll work with job seekers to prepare them for an upcoming interview. At all times, we want to find a win-win situation for every job seeker and hiring manager that we work with. There are a few things we, however, can’t do. We won’t guarantee that anyone is hired under a strict timeline. All people looking for jobs won’t find what they are looking for where they want [...]

1612, 2019

Ghostbusting in Recruiting and Hiring – Avoid Getting Slimed

By | December 16th, 2019|

It seems fitting that the new “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” trailer filled our social media feeds over the past week.  After all, I’d just read an article about “ghosting” – a hot topic for any human resource professional who’s been burnt by a candidate that disappears at some point in the hiring process. Ghosting, in recruiting and hiring, takes many forms: not returning phone calls, failing to show up for interviews and slow communication when speed is essential.  You do not have [...]

2511, 2019

How to Use Salary Data

By | November 25th, 2019|

There are three possible uses of the National Home Builders (NAHB) 2018 listing of highest paid construction occupations  – two uses are helpful, one is not. First, and not useful, find your current role, discover that you might be making less than the median, and get upset.  If you feel undervalued, this reaction is natural.  Instead of dwelling on your current wage, use the data to your advantage to get paid more – today or in the future. Understanding the [...]

2210, 2019

Scaling the Job Site Language Divide

By | October 22nd, 2019|

In a recent report, The American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) cited the construction industry as having the greatest language divide amongst managers and workers.  While taking a walk on any job site will, no doubt, have you hearing both Spanish and English spoken, there are several concerns related to the growing language gap in our industry.  Construction leaders are worried about safety issues causes by lingual misunderstanding and even cite their inability to hire bilingual workers as [...]

409, 2019

Construction is Leading Innovation – Two Projects That Prove it

By | September 4th, 2019|

While we match candidates with nationwide jobs it is easy to lose track of the extraordinary projects driving construction innovation, technological advancement and providing unique job opportunities for all trades. I realized this as I unplugged for a few moments to study two construction projects that have pushed large-scale construction to a new, higher level.  These projects are not only ridiculously interesting and important, but they will also drive the qualities workers need to satisfy the future positions that we [...]

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