Human Resources



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April 01, 2007

Last month we reviewed the merits of assessment tools. This month we take a closer look at some of the assessment tools used by home builders across the nation.

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March 01, 2007

An assessment can quickly provide information not obtainable other ways and allows home building employers to compare applicants against industry and peer benchmarks.

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February 01, 2007

Unique selling propositions are the golden nuggets that sets your home building company apart from the competition. Here are a few examples that can make your company shine in the eyes of prospective employees.

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January 01, 2007

This month's column focuses on the job seeker because the fraternity of unemployed in our industry is growing rapidly as the housing market declines.

Features
October 01, 2006

Hiring the right people takes thought, patience and skill. Are you holding the right auditions?

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October 01, 2006

My partners and I are in a fascinating line of work. Every day we get to talk to interesting people from across the country about what's going on in our industry. Here're some things we've run across lately that may help you on the HR side.

Features
September 01, 2006

Are great site superintendents born or made? Many building firms now hire based on character; not experience.

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September 01, 2006

Few things have kept pace with the rapid growth of our industry as much as employee compensation. Bonus programs tied to division or company profitability have generated unprecedented compensation levels. As the housing boom subsides and begins shrinking this year's bonus checks, the focus on compensation will take on a new tact.Namely, how do you attract and/or retain great people who have become accustomed to such extraordinary income opportunities?

Features
July 01, 2006

Pella offers a training program on the proper way to install a window in order to help solve the number one problem in the construction industry.

Features
July 01, 2006

A How-To resource for involving the community in your development plans.

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