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Picture a successful oil and gas company with a talent shortage. Several field service technicians have departed for greener pastures and those roles are not backfilled right away. Accordingly, more work gets distributed among the rest of the maintenance department. Because business is booming, work orders have increased but the staff shortage means there are… Read more »

Job seekers today have many choices, and their behavior reflects it. As unemployment keeps hovering at historic lows (including veteran unemployment, which is much lower than the overall rate) the labor market will likely remain tight in 2019 and companies will continue to slug it out for the best hires. A side effect of this… Read more »

Everyone wants to feel appreciated, valued, and recognized. Studies have shown that appreciation (or the absence of it) directly impacts employee performance and retention. “The Last Lecture” author Randy Pausch said, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” This is a theme of ours at… Read more »

While many laborers today worry that the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) may take their jobs away, humans still possess something that computers can’t replicate: soft skills. A 2017 joint study from Boston College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan suggested that soft skills training in areas like problem solving and communication increases productivity and… Read more »

Although the U.S. construction industry is growing at a healthy pace, there are challenges facing the industry. A lack of skilled workers coupled with retiring baby boomers means attracting younger talent is imperative to fill construction jobs. The solution? Hire veterans. Many transitioning servicemembers possess the desirable skills, and many executed or managed construction projects… Read more »

Just a note, as it is my pleasure and privilege to express my sincere appreciation for the entire Bradley-Morris, Inc. team as a whole, for their excellent work and dedication in, not only developing and building favorable relationships with transitioning service members, but with also building coalitions with top tier employer clients. I would be… Read more »

Employing principles of collective leadership is an emerging trend in the workplace. Although not a new concept, collective leadership champions diverse perspectives and contributions. It leverages internal motivation and shared responsibility when groups work together toward one vision, with everyone using their unique talents and skills to contribute to the process. This will sound very… Read more »

The U.S. Department of Labor has named 239 inaugural recipients of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, the only veterans hiring honor awarded at the federal level. Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) was honored to receive this award for 2018. The prize rewards employers committed to recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. Small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies… Read more »

What keeps your CEO up at night? The answers are both old and new. Years may come and go, the names may change, but much of what keeps CEOs up at night remains the same: talent management and a solid talent pipeline. With unemployment at a 50-year low and a paradigm shift to a job… Read more »

Locking down top talent is no easy task, especially if you need them quickly and don’t have the manpower to secure multiple hires without dropping everything to search for them. The Dilemma Picture these two scenarios: Your company has just landed a major government contract. You need people fast. They’ve got to have solid training… Read more »