Tag: hiring

BuildWitt hosted the inaugural Dirt World Summit Oct. 25-27 in Houston. Photo: P&Q Staff

Dirt World Summit draws hundreds to Houston

October 31, 2023By

Find out what you missed at BuildWitt’s inaugural event, which went in depth on the issue plaguing the industry the most: the workforce.

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Turner Staffing Group expands reach with acquisition

August 2, 2023By

The company affiliated with Turner Mining Group recently acquired HR Advantages, a staffing firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of skilled professionals.

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Keeping qualified employees in a candidate-driven market

April 6, 2023By

The aggregate industry continues to face a shortage of qualified workers as older generations retire. Industry experts discuss how employers can find and retain qualified employees in a tough market.

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Mobile crushers offer short planning and installation time, reduced in-pit transport costs and added on-site flexibility, according to Wirtgen Group’s Evan Haddix. Photo: kozmoat98/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Exploring applicant-tracking systems, cross-training and more

August 24, 2022By

In his latest column, Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik discusses systems that track job applications across companies and the idea of cross-training employees.

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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Why the industry must prioritize people again

July 1, 2022By

Thomas Haun of the newly formed Turner Staffing Group encourages every industry company to fully reexamine their approach to hiring and retention.

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Tsurumi Pump names regional sales manager

April 11, 2022By

Tsurumi Pump introduced Slater Blanchard, who has been with the company since March, as its Southwest regional sales manager.

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Getting workers back into a pit or quarry in 2022 is sadly easier said than done. Photo: isabela66/iStock / Getty Images Plus/GettY Images

How tweaking your hiring approach can attract, retain workers

March 9, 2022By

Although producers are finding people in short supply, an adjustment in hiring approach may yield the employees they need to run most effectively.

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Economist discusses the dynamics disrupting the labor force

October 21, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson paid P&Q an exclusive visit to elaborate on key findings of a survey asking contractors about the challenges associated with hiring right now.

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How employers are attracting workers in this market

September 7, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find hiring solutions.

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