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May 18, 2022

According to a model developed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry will need to attract nearly 650,000 additional workers on top of the normal hiring pace in 2022 to meet the demand for labor. Studies show that this demand will be long lasting with the number of construction jobs expected to grow 11% between 2016 and 2026. With these numbers in mind, it may be a great time to consider a career in construction.

Do I need experience?

Formal training or experience is not required to get an entry-level construction job. Additionally, most employers offer training that allows employees to quickly get up to speed and gain valuable experience in high demand fields. Consider these trades as excellent ways to develop skills and gain work experience:

  • Traffic Controller or Construction Flagger
  • Cleaning Crew
  • General Laborer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Flooring and Tile Installer
  • Painter
  • Insulation Installer
  • Asphalt Laborer
  • Landscape Laborer
  • Roofer
  • Solar Panel Installer

Whether you’re looking for work in manufacturing, construction, forklift operation, or you’re interested in other industrial job openings, we have the perfect fit for you. Click each city below to view current job opportunities.

Atlanta
Baltimore
Charlotte
Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach)
Greensboro
Lowcountry (Charleston)
Midlands (Columbia)
Upstate (Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson)
Medical

After gaining experience, focus on specific fields

Once you gain experience in construction, it is a good idea to focus your efforts on specific trades in order to quickly advance your career. As you progress in the industry, also narrow your job search on the construction specialties you enjoy and are proficient. This will allow you to leverage your skill-set to find opportunities that pay well and best fit your career goals.

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Condustrial offers an easy way to kick-start your career in construction. We are now looking for looking for energetic and hard-working individuals to fill numerous positions that offer immediate start dates, benefits and training. Complete the form today and let Condustrial get your career in construction started.


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May 2, 2022

Within 2 years of its release on the App Store, TikTok became the most downloaded app with over 1 billion active monthly users. Since its creation, the app has truly transformed into a key marketing tool for businesses, brands, and even recruiters. That’s because the methodology for TikTok is simple: create engaging content. Whether it’s sharing those still popular dance videos or sharing an interesting tidbit about your product or service, TikTok’s algorithm will push your content to the right viewers and in turn, potentially help you get viral and reach new audiences.

So how does this help recruiters you ask? Well, if you’re hiring, chances are many of your candidates are already utilizing TikTok. Because of this, reaching out to your audience via TikTok can be a great way to recruit candidates and get your name out there. Companies like DuoLingo have mastered this by showing what a day in the life of their company looks like while creating funny and trendy content. But before you begin your engagement on TikTok you’ll want to do some research into what topics are trending on the app in your specialty. A great way to do this is by browsing relevant hashtags, such as #construction or #plumbersoftiktok, which have 23.1 billion and 342 million views respectively. Once you can get an idea of what topics are trending in your specialty, you can use this knowledge to create engaging content of your own. As a bonus, be sure to use those same hashtags in the caption of your post to boost engagement and chances of landing on the sought-after “For You Page,” i.e. where viral videos usually wind up.

Once you have an idea for what type of content to post, a few other key tips to get your videos seen are to utilize trending sounds and filters. Oftentimes TikTok will push the use of these trending sounds to users which will ultimately boost your engagement. So be sure to stay in the know of what’s trending.

It is also good practice to share content that revolves around your employees. Users and potential candidates want to know what it’s like to work for your company before they apply, so creating some content that features current workers can be very helpful. This can be anywhere from a day-in-the-life type of video to an explanation of why they enjoy working for the company or their job in general.

Some of your employees may create their own content, and you never know, one of them could have become viral/an influencer. If that is the case in your business, it’s never a bad idea to encourage their creativity by partnering with them on your company account. Your employee can then even take over your company account and create content that way sharing your business to their viewers that are already engaging with them. Even if you don’t have an influencer employee, you can also try to reach out to existing influencers that you enjoy the content of or that align with your companies goals to try and partner to share more about your brand, both of these strategies have been effective with brands like American Eagle, Aerie, and Kum&Go Convenience stores.

If your budget allows it you can even consider promoted posts on TikTok which have been proven extremely successful for many users. Alongside these, brands have come up with creative hashtags and challenges for other users to use and attempt to create a stream of potentially viral videos. For example, American Eagle’s brand Aerie created the #AerieREAL challenge which encouraged users to share videos of themselves feeling “real” while utilizing the hashtag. The company promoted a few of these posts of their own and ones where they partnered with influencers gaining a lot of traction and resulting in 8.4 billion videos using the hashtag.

The key to TikTok is truly about getting creative along with using the tips and tricks from above. While you may not go viral on every video, you’ll likely reach a much wider audience of candidates who are interested in working for your company and filling your open positions much faster.

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April 25, 2022

Understanding employee engagement is crucial for a companies success. No matter the industry, employee engagement impacts turnover rates, product quality, and overall productivity. Knowing how to identify, define and improve employee engagement can significantly impact your business.

In 2000, Gallup began tracking many types of workplace data from all over the U.S. to better understand workers, their needs, and their motivation. They researched and analyzed many workforce trends across the U.S. and laid out a framework on engagement metrics based on this data. Gallup concluded that there are three main types of engagement when it comes to most workers; actively engaged, not engaged, actively disengaged.

Three Types of Worker Engagement

  • Actively Engaged: An actively engaged employee is defined as someone who is passionate about their job. Typically these employees enjoy what they do and manage their tasks with a smile. These are employees who typically always do what they need to in order to make sure a task is complete and they will often go above and beyond in order to solve workplace challenges. They usually form strong relationships to their work and are usually the first to help address any need. As of 2021 Gallup reporting, on average 36% of employees are categorized as “actively engaged.”
  • Not Engaged: The second type of employee Gallup recognized is the non-engaged. The majority or workers fall into this category. The non-engaged employee is typically the person who is just going around in circles. They clock in, do their work, and clock out. This person typically is just there to do their job and put in their time. Many of these employees may have once been actively engaged, but no longer agree with where the business is headed, or where their position is headed. While they are not necessarily a bad employee, they are not long bringing the same energy and often need a push in the right direction to find their inspiration and purpose again. This type of employee makes up 51% of the workforce.
  • Actively Disengaged: This final type of employee is one that is an outlier, but can create a big impact on the team and overall performance. This employee is typically one that is overall unhappy with they’re employment and is not afraid to speak about it. These workers are typically under-performing and are usually seeking other means of employment. These employees may have once felt more engaged, but maybe felt cheated out of a promotion or raise, or may have just begun to no longer like what they do. These employees typically make the most mistakes and can cost the company the most. This type of employee may need some push in the right direction, but may end up leaving if that does not work. Only 13% of employees are actively disengaged.

Research confirms that engagement lowers employees’ intention to leave. The Corporate Leadership Council (2004) found that the most engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their organization.

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Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

To improve employee engagement in your firm, evaluate how your workforce would answer the following questions and actively address the questions where answers are not clear:

• I have the resources and training to thrive in my role.

• I have the opportunity to do what I do best.

• I frequently receive recognition, praise and constructive criticism.

• I trust my manager and believe they have my best interests in mind.

• My voice is heard and valued.

• I clearly understand the mission and purpose and how I contribute to each.

• I have opportunities to learn and grow both personally and professionally.

Being able to understand the levels of employee engagement within your company can be a huge part of your form’s success. By understanding and being able to address areas where employee engagement is not optimal, your company can see great increases in employee retention, productivity and quality.

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April 11, 2022

With the rise of at-home shopping thanks to companies like Amazon, warehouse work has become a booming industry. In fact, according to Inquirer.com, of the 1.5 million warehouse workers in the United States, 950,000 of them are employed by Amazon alone. That’s a lot of positions across the country.

So what is the benefit to working in one of these warehouses?

There are many reasons why warehouse work can be a good career choice. Along with flexible hours, variety, and stability, there are several reasons warehouse work offers an attractive employment opportunities. Here are a few things to consider that can help you make an informed career decision.

  • Entry-Level Pay & Benefits: In comparison to many other entry level positions, warehouse work often pays more and offers better benefits. According to Glassdoor, the average warehouse employee can expect to earn $33,841 annually, depending on your location and benefits are often provided, even to part-time employees.
  • Increased Job Security: In the last year many have learned just how important it can be to have a job that offers security. Warehouse workers are in high in demand and positions in this field offer excellent job security.

According to a LinkedIn report, warehouse workers on the frontlines of e-commerce are the most in-demand employees, and this demand is only expected to continue.

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  • Opportunities For Growth: In these types of positions, you’ll find that there is easily available room for advancement. Many in warehouse employees find themselves waiting only a few months to be promoted, rather than the years it can take in other industries. In fact, employers in the warehouse industry want to keep employee retention rates high and may even offer to pay for advanced training to help you move up.
  • Ability To Get To Work Quickly: As these positions are clearly in demand, the hiring process is often swift. You shouldn’t expect to encounter too much of a waiting period for these positions. As long as you nail the interview and feel comfortable you should be on your way to your first paycheck in no time. Should you find interviews difficult or uncomfortable, be sure to check out some of our tips for interviewing here.

Overall, a position in the warehouse industry can be what you make of it. It can be the opportunity to make some extra money on the side during the holidays or it can be the next step on your career path. The benefits of the position are vast and with flexible work hours you can surely make this type of position fit into your lifestyle. If you’re interested in learning more about warehouse positions or anything similar, view all of our open opportunities on our website: Condustrial.com/job-listings.

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April 1, 2022

In the recruiting and employment world, your resume is your very first impression to a potential employer. When hiring managers are receiving dozens and possibly hundreds of resumes for the same job posting, you need to know how to make yours stand out. Whether you’ve held a dozen jobs, or none at all, you’ll still want to make sure the tips below are kept in mind for building an effective resume.

Be Mindful Of Layout: Layout and format are important elements of your resume. Some take it upon themselves to make the most stylish and modern resume with bright colors or even a photo to help them stand out, but truthfully you want to try to keep this to a minimum. Think instead, clear and easy to read. Feel free to add a bit of color or design element, especially if you’re entering a creative field, but be sure that it doesn’t take away from the content. After all, your resume should speak for itself and shouldn’t need flashy colors to make you stand out.

Listing Your Past Experiences: Speaking of layout, many resume writers will agree that keeping your past experiences to reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent experience is best. This allows the hiring manager to quickly see how your current positions can relate to the available ones. You’ll also want to be sure to include the employer name, your title, a timeline for which you’ve worked there, as well as a quantifiable summation of your performance within that position. Be mindful of any lapses of employment as these often stick out as red flags to hiring managers, so consider organizing positions by relevance rather than time.

Keep Their Attention: As we mentioned before, hiring managers are seeing tons of resumes for their available positions and may only have 10 or so seconds to dedicate to yours before they move on, so be sure to include a brief summary of who you are and what you bring to the table. You want to avoid cliche terms, and instead, check out the job description and include some relatable keywords right from there.

Quantifiable Job Summaries: It’s easy to list what you’ve done at a position and what job duties you were tasked with, but employers want to know what you’ve accomplished in your role and what you brought to the table that you can do similarly for them. With this being said, rather than listing out various job functions you did, list out your measurable accomplishments, such as, “enacting a new marketing campaign and increasing leads by 35%” or “simplified the workload for all team members by introducing new technologies and saving the company 50% overall.” This helps the hiring manager assess how valuable you can be to their team.

Keep It Custom: When applying to each position, tailor your resume and cover letter specifically for that position. Change a few keywords or add in experiences that better relate to each position you apply to.

You want your resume to appear clean and well thought out in order to keep the attention of the hiring manager to better increase your chances of scheduling an interview. Once you update your resume and are ready to apply, check out our available positions across the Southeast at condustrial.com/job-listings.

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March 28, 2022

Many of you may be planning to take some time off during the summer for vacation, and while waiting for those days to come you may start to feel a lack of motivation. But in order to feel stress free and truly enjoy your vacation, you want to make sure your tasks are completed and you’re not worried about anything left unfinished at work. So we put together some tips to help you stay motivated at work so that you can complete your projects and really enjoy your time off.

Start With Small Goals: Oftentimes you have a large list to tackle and things can get overwhelming very quickly which can make you want to push the task of and do it later. Or maybe a project you had will be time-consuming or puzzling. Rather than throwing the whole task list together and thinking about how much you can get done of the overall large goal, try breaking it down into smaller “bite-sized” amounts of work. This allows you to feel rewarded more than once along the journey while still being able to get work done. This will also leave you feeling less stressed and overwhelmed at the end of the day. Just remember to get it done and to prioritize what needs to be completed first.

Focus On Relieving Stress: During your time off from work try focusing on doing tasks that make you feel relaxed. Try that new yoga studio you’ve been eyeing or read a good book. Whatever you like to do to feel less stressed, put some attention on that. This will help you leave work at work and think about other things when you have your own time. The key is to make healthy choices regarding stress relief and avoiding the urge to fight stress with to fight stress with fast food or alcohol. And while you’re at it, make stress relief a habit. In the end, you’ll feel healthier and be more productive.

Set A Schedule:  Make a daily schedule. Try to plan out your day ahead of time and stick to it to make your workflow more efficient. Do you typically finish your day after you’ve clocked out? Try setting a hard stop time while sticking to this schedule as a way to leave work where it belongs and not bring it home with you. You need some time to unplug from work, so let yourself have the time. The tasks will be there tomorrow.

Reward Yourself: Remember those small goals we talked about earlier? Try rewarding yourself for completing those. Maybe it’s a stop at your favorite ice cream shop or a new set of headphones, do something that makes you feel happy, and reward yourself even for the small stuff. This will push you to work harder knowing you’ll be getting something out of it in the end.

Allow Yourself to Focus: It can be easy to get distracted from the tasks at hand, especially if you’re a procrastinator. Utilize the tips above and allow yourself to get in the zone. Sometimes you just need to know yourself and know what will help you be the most productive, so listen to your mind and let the work flow. Even if you have a hard time pushing yourself to get in the zone, try the 10-minute rule of focusing on a task for just 10 minutes and then taking a break.

We hope you can utilize these tips to feel more motivated in your workplace.  An important thing to remember is that the work will likely be there tomorrow, so don’t stress yourself out by rushing, leaving you feeling stressed and leading to burnout. Rather, take time to be intentional about how you approach your work and you’ll be better off in the long run.

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March 15, 2022

With many companies hiring for positions and the job market has changed overall due to the pandemic, entering into a new industry can seem difficult. Fortunately, it’s likely your existing skill-set can help you in more ways than you think.

Recognize Your Skills

Start with identifying your current skills. These skills can come from your current job, how you relate to others, hobbies, how you manage tasks, and any other learned skills. To help identify these maybe write down a list of things you’d say you’re skilled in and then categorize them by the following:

  • Functional Traits: this includes skills such as problem-solving, basic bookkeeping, customer service, communication, and more. These skills are typically the most transferable and what most employers list on job descriptions.
  • Personality Traits: This is how you are as a person, are you organized, a great listener, attentive, punctual, etc. These are great skills to showcase for many different positions and can help differentiate you from other applicants.
  • Learned Knowledge: Maybe you took a course in Microsoft in high school, or you have a degree of some sort, learned knowledge is exactly what it says, knowledge that you’ve learned or studied.

Next Steps: Finding That Next Opportunity

Once you’ve identified your skills and have categorized them, you will have a better understanding of yourself and can match your skills up to what employers are looking for.

Start by looking at some job boards and reading job descriptions, see anything that matches yours? Try to find positions with as many matches as possible to increase your chances of being hired. Be sure to broaden your horizons and look at positions that are similar to your skill-set, some may use different descriptors and synonyms so look out for those too. You may be surprised at how many positions you qualify for based on your current skills.

If you don’t see jobs matching your current skills, view this as an opportunity to enhance what you know by getting more training or certifications. Moving into a new industry can seem difficult but it can also lead to exciting new opportunities that will provide financial stability and personal fulfillment. Identifying your skills and identifying the gaps is a great way to get started on a new career path.

Searching for a new position using your current skill set? View all of our current opportunities at condustrial.com/job-listings

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March 11, 2022

We recognize that each company has its own unique needs and draw from our 25+ years of experience in Staffing, Recruiting, and Workforce Management to deliver staffing solutions for our clients.

In today’s tight labor market, the cost of employee acquisition and retention cannot be overstated. Condustrial partners with each of our clients to design and deliver a cost-effective, customized solution to assist our client in achieving their desired goals. Here are four reasons a workforce management company may be the fastest, most, cost effective ways to address your hiring needs.

Condustrial Has a Deep Talent Pool

We have spent years building a database of quality candidates to aid in filling jobs with the best talent possible. By having a pool of talent to draw from, Condustrial is also able to reduce our client’s time to hire significantly.

Condustrial Can Save You Money

Your employee cost is more than just their salary. Once you have take into consideration basic salary, taxes, and benefits, the real costs of a company’s employees are typically in the 1.25 to 1.4 times base salary range. In other words, an employee earning $30,000 will actually cost an employer somewhere between $37,500 and $42,000 to employ.

Condustrial eliminates costs used to market, find and attract talent. We also reduce employer’s overhead by eliminating benefits costs, improving an employer’s cash flow.

Condustrial Reduces Your Business Liability

Condustrial covers workers’ compensation insurance, general liability insurance, takes out payroll taxes, pays the worker, and covers other costs associated with employment. This reduces our client’s overhead and the HR headaches associated with new hires.

Condustrial Offers Flexibility

Let Condustrial provide employees based on your current needs. We offer flexible workforce solutions that enable employers to bring on skilled contract workers to complete short term projects and assignments.

Talk to Condustrial and let us develop a plan to help reduce your workforce challenges and make sure your company objectives are completed on time and on budget!

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March 3, 2022

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day and we want to showcase all the hard work that women do in the workplace, especially in male-dominated industries such as manufacturing. Adding women to your workforce is an important factor in a company’s success. A Deloitte study of 600 women in manufacturing and 20 executives in manufacturing found gender diversity improves innovation, return on equity and profitability for manufacturing organizations.

Many jobs in manufacturing can easily be filled by women, yet often women are paid less or the positions are perceived as “masculine” positions which can deter women from applying. Unfortunately, these perceptions can leave companies with positions to fill. A solution to filling manufacturing employment vacancies could be to target women for these positions by implementing changes in the workplace that make manufacturing jobs more flexible and attractive.

Here a few solutions for attracting more women into the manufacturing space, allowing you to possibly address your hiring needs.

Work-Life Balance is Important

Many manufacturing jobs are perceived as old-school and often follow more traditional job roles which includes a lack of a work-life balance. This can be a large deterrent to women who are often also running a household and raising children. In fact, a recent study found that 37% of women who leave the manufacturing sector cite poor work-life balance as their reason for exiting the field. Understanding the demands of home and work that are placed on women is important and companies that address those demands can see a huge impact in the female response to job postings.

Women are also not the only ones that consider work/life balance as an important factor to a job hiring process. Younger generations are also highly considering this balance when evaluating career choices and applying for new jobs.

Market Your Job Openings to Women

Women need to know that other women already hold manufacturing positions at your facility and are thriving. Utilizing your existing workforce of women to attract others is definitely beneficial. Women value the opinion of others and want to hear testimonials and first hand experiences before diving into a new career. Let them hear from a current employee about your work environment and work/life balance philosophy. These type of testimonials can be a powerful recruiting tool and should lead to better hiring success.

  • Highlight female leaders on a company website and in marketing materials
  • Promote examples of gender inclusivity in job descriptions
  • Feature factors that are important to female job seekers in job descriptions

Look at Adding Benefits that Support Women

Companies need keep an open mind to new trends for women in the workplace. Those trends can include things such as childcare onsite, longer maternity leave, paid family time, etc. These are things that women truly look for and highly consider when taking a new job.

Place Women in Leadership Positions

Nearly 72% of women in manufacturing believe they are underrepresented in their organization’s leadership team. This belief is a fundamental reason many highly qualified women do not explore employment opportunities in manufacturing. However, not only will having women in leadership roles help you attract more females to your firm, the Deloitte report found that when women are placed in leadership roles in manufacturing, companies experienced several benefits:

  • 88%: diverse perspectives in decision making
  • 84%: innovative and creative approaches and solutions
  • 74%: balanced organizational management
  • 49%: improved financial performance

Women are an essential piece to the puzzle for so many companies hiring needs. Closing the gender gap in male-dominated industries can be a key to a company’s hiring success. Encouraging women to apply at your company can contribute to growth in your businesses, provide a more stable workforce and lead to long-term success.

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February 28, 2022

Condustrial is proud to announce the release of our new mobile application for Apple and Android devices. The new apps are designed to enable employees and partners to easily communicate with Condustrial staff and manage their employment information.

Features include:

  • Easily Contact Condustrial Support Staff
  • Access Paystubs
  • View Job Assignment Information
  • Submit Time-sheets
  • Schedule Vacations
  • Find Answers to Frequently Asked Employment Questions

The apps are Free and available now of the the Apple and Google stores.

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