Stimulus Is About More Than Size – It’s About Impact

  Congress and President Trump have approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus package which is nearly half the spending of our entire annual federal budget. Amazingly, this will just be the beginning of stimulus spending.  The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, recently stated “This...

All Your Projects on a Single Platform

Technology is supposed to make your construction projects faster, easier and cheaper – Right? Except that every task has its own technology application. So, now you and your subcontractors have to log on to multiple systems, learn different programs that don’t talk to each other,...

Tracking The Impact – Telling Your Project’s Story

Many new developments and construction projects are compelled to track how many small and diverse businesses are working on their project along with how many local and diverse residents are employed by the contractors working on the project. Much of the time, this tracking and...

SkillSmart Launches Comprehensive Construction Platform for Workforce and Business Compliance

InSight®, SkillSmart’s second major technology offering, allows projects of any size to dynamically capture and report on all workforce and business data in a single product – reducing costs, increasing reliability and improving outcomes. SkillSmart, a growing...

Hudson Yards Powers New Neighborhood with First-of-its-Kind Hiring Initiative

Public-Private Partnership Already Responsible for Hundreds of Job Placements with Hundreds More Expected in the Coming Months Hudson Yards announced details about the creation of the Hudson Yards Hiring Network, an innovative public-private collaboration designed to identify and...

Overcoming the Challenges of Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act

Last year, Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act took effect providing an employee with the right to sue both their employer and the general contractor for the job on which they’re working for up to three times the wages owed to the employee, plus attorneys’ fees...

To Survive a Digital Future, Guide Employees to Own Their Learning

First published by HR Dive, December 04, 2018.  The market will leave behind those who think continuous learning is anything but a necessity, various experts say. In elementary school, students are told what they need to learn. In high school, they receive some choices with electives....

Gallup: How to Reduce Bias and Hire the Best Candidate

A Gallup publication. Find the original here. According to Gallup, companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for management positions 82% of the time. That means organizations hire the best managers fewer than two out of 10 times. Business experience and the data...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit Pistons Partnership Aims to Increase Workforce Participation on Construction of Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center

SkillSmart technology helps match candidates with positions; Detroit At Work to help prospective workers gain the skillset needed for future employment The Detroit Pistons, The Platform and Christman-Brinker today launched a new partnership with SkillSmart to create a workforce...

SkillSmart to Help Fill Pistons Headquarters Construction Jobs with Detroit Residents

First published by Crain’s Detroit Business, September 12, 2018.  The Detroit Pistons and partners building the team’s new headquarters and practice facility in the city’s New Center area have launched a jobs portal to help meet a hiring quota. The Platform LLC,...

Should employers care about GPA anymore?

First published by HR Dive, July 26, 2018.  In 2013, Laszlo Bock, then senior vice president of people operations at Google, revealed to The New York Times in an interview something most businesses probably already knew: GPAs were “worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test...

How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap

First published by Walmart, March 22, 2018.  Technology is quickly changing how we live our lives, helping to make so many things easier, cheaper and faster. It’s also changing the way we work. Research suggests that innovations like artificial intelligence have the potential to...