Keep up with news in the new home sales industry along with career and hiring advice.

Strategies for Effective Employee Retention and Engagement

Engaged and satisfied employees not only contribute positively to your company’s work environment, but also drive innovation and productivity. On the other hand, high turnover rates can lead to increased recruitment costs, knowledge loss, and decreased morale among staff. Implementing effective strategies to encourage retention and engagement should be a top priority for forward thinking companies. Engagement encompasses the emotional commitment and enthusiasm your staff has towards their work and the company. It is a key indicator for performance, and companies with high employee engagement outperform those with low levels by 202%, according to a Dale Carnegie study. Retention refers to your company’s ability to

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What It Takes to Excel in New Home Sales

As a new home builder, the quality of the homes you build is of the utmost importance. But, finding the right people to join your sales team is another crucial variable for driving sales. The new construction home industry is competitive, and recruiting a sales team that has the right blend of skills, knowledge, and character can impact your bottom line. There are several qualities that are critical to excelling in a career in new home sales. A Solid Foundation of Knowledge In any form of sales, an in-depth understanding of your product is a bedrock of success. This is also true when selling homes.

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The Gig Economy and Its Impact on Employers

The number of people moving to gig work from the conventional nine-to-five increases each year, and it is an important consideration for all employers. The flexibility, working on your own terms, project-based work, and the availability of digital connectivity, is an attractive option for many individuals. The growth is fast and steady, with about 57 million gig workers in 2017 growing to almost 73 million in 2023. By 2028, it is expected there will be an estimated 90 million gig workers. So, as an employer, how does this trend impact you? If you are already hiring gig employees, or are considering it, you might want

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The Importance of Candidate Screening

Screening candidates can be one of the more time-consuming parts of the hiring process, but it is also one of the most important. Failing to invest time and effort into your screening process can end up being costly, and even open your business up to legal liabilities. In many cases, hiring a staffing company to help ensure you are doing a thorough vetting of applicants can bring peace of mind. They will look at each applicant and complete the background screening, saving you time, and the hassle of making a hire that might not work out in the long run. Ultimately, the careful evaluation of

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Adjusting Your Recruitment Strategy in an Uncertain Economy

In today’s job market, where it is important to have a stable workforce, attracting and keeping employees should be a top priority for your business. High employee turnover is costly and disruptive, while engaged and loyal staff contribute to the growth and success of your company. In a recent survey, where 9 out of 10 employees surveyed said they are reassessing their financial situations, implementing key strategies for retention and engagement is crucial. Clear Communication and Feedback Transparent and effective communication are vital for engagement and loyalty. Your employees value regular updates on the organization, goals, and performance expectations. About 85% of employees surveyed recently

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Staffing Needs

Outsourcing your staffing can be a game-changer for your company. Not only can you ensure highly screened candidates, you will also have more time to spend on other aspects of your business. 1. Access to specialized expertise Outsourcing allows your business to tap into a pool of specialized expertise. Staffing agencies often have a comprehensive network of talented professionals with diverse skill sets and industry specific knowledge. By using an agency, you can leverage the experience of these professionals who have been thoroughly vetted and screened by the staffing agency. This ensures you have access to top-notch talent that can contribute to your company’s success.

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Why You Shouldn’t Ghost Unsuccessful Candidates

Just because a candidate isn’t the right fit for your job opening right now, it doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. And this isn’t the only reason you shouldn’t ghost a candidate for your position, even if they aren’t the right fit. Ghosting can also affect your business’s reputation and turn off future prospects. Following up with interviewees, even if you aren’t offering them the position, should always be a part of your recruiting checklist. What is Ghosting? Unfortunately, ghosting, a word associated with ignoring someone or failing to respond, has become a common occurrence in recruiting.  In a recent survey, 75% of

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Attracting Top Talent in the Home Building Industry

The home building industry is on the rise, with over 1.4 million housing completions in March 2023 alone. But with growth comes increased competition for home builders to find top talent. Implementing innovative strategies to attract employees can help your construction business thrive in the competitive market. Know Your Brand Having a strong brand for your business is essential for many reasons. It is especially important to attract and keep top talent. Your company’s reputation and image in your market can influence who applies for open positions, and who ultimately stays with your company for the long haul. To highlight your brand to potential candidates,

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4 Ways Today’s Employees Work Smarter Not Harder

As the work landscape becomes increasingly competitive, working smarter, not harder, can keep you ahead of the game. Working smarter means being more efficient, productive, and strategic in how you approach your work. There are several qualities and priorities that employees that work smarter have. 1. All-in on technology Successful employees will rely on technology whenever they can. Employers are relying on this too, with 50% of employers in a recent survey saying they expect employees to have skills with technology. However, this number is expected to grow to 75% by 2030. What does embracing technology do? Helps you stay more connected. More efficient communication

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How to Build a Positive Employee Experience: 5 Best Practices

As a homebuilding company, you want to ensure your employees are happy where they work. Satisfied employees are more likely to stay on for the long term, and they are usually highly productive and enthusiastic about their jobs. Here are a few tips you can apply to create a positive employee experience for your workers: 1. Discover What Motivates Your Team Employees are generally motivated by different things. Some may find that their motivations lie in solving challenges, while others might feel more satisfied when they receive feedback. Other times, your employees may simply feel motivated by a paycheck or a greater sense of responsibility.

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