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Improve Employee Recruitment and Retention With the Right Technology | Construction Executive

The fight to attract and retain top-tier construction workers is fiercer than ever. The construction economy is booming (still) and the biggest challenge for construction companies continues to be sourcing skilled trades workers. Technology can help facilitate a more efficient and more fruitful hiring process. Technology has permeated everyday life. The construction industry is also […]

How Gig-Economy Growth Could Help Close the Labor Gap in Construction | Redshift by Autodesk

Just 10 years ago, cities across America were mottled with transit deserts—streets, neighborhoods, and entire regions without convenient or affordable transportation options. No trains. No buses. Not even taxis. The only way to get around was by driving your own vehicle—if you had one, that is. If not, it was a struggle to access employment, […]

Higher Highs, Lower Lows | Elliott Asset Management

7 June, 2019. Peter Maglathlin has a vision. To help workers with highly specialized skills connect with each other for support and mentorship, as well as get in front of potential employers. It’s an industry where traditional written resumes just don’t work. And this social network – with an app – will allow the workers […]

How Has the Gig Economy Affected the Construction Industry? | Construction Business Owner

3 June, 2019. A Different Take. Peter Maglathlin. Co-Founder. The gig economy has pervaded most industries, but one place it’s noticeably absent is in the construction space. Yes, platforms like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor have captured the handyman opportunity, and they’ve succeeded in connecting that type of worker to homeowners and consumers broadly. However, the commercial […]

How Companies Are Recruiting In Middle And High School | Fast Company

April 26, 2019. Companies are getting creative to recruit–as early as middle school. When it comes to finding great workers, some organizations are taking unconventional approaches. CREATE AN APP For high school students studying to work in trade, technical, and skilled service careers, finding a job beyond the local network can be challenging. “There’s no […]

Special Report: Can Construction Be Disrupted? | Building Forward

April 4, 2019. Many inside and outside the industry think disruption is coming. But construction has been stubbornly resistant to reinvention. Is real change possible? The numbers are downright depressing. McKinsey says that while sectors such as manufacturing, retail, and agriculture in the United States have increased productivity 1,500% since 1945, construction is still where […]

In The Growing Gospel Of ‘Workism,’ Is All Work Holy? | The Christian Science Monitor

March 22, 2019. Jake Hammel kinda gets why a bunch of Hollywood celebrities and Manhattan muckety-mucks might try to spend their considerable dime trying to finagle their kids into a big-name college. His own are just in kindergarten and first grade. When he heard on the radio how the FBI caught 50 of the nation’s […]

Employee-focused Technology Drives Construction Innovation | Construction Executive

March 18, 2019. Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy. Funding in U.S.-based construction technology startups surged by 324 percent to nearly $3.1 billion in 2018, compared with $731 million in 2017, according to Crunchbase data. Investment spans hardware, software, AI and other exciting technologies. For too […]

App Of The Week | ForConstructionPROs.Com

March 12, 2019. Join a Digital Community Exclusively for Trades Workers. Trade Hounds connects construction workers across the US with a place to share work and life experiences. Trade Hounds is an app that connects construction trade workers across the United States. The social networking app built specifically for construction workers offers an online forum to […]

Special Report: Solutions for the Labor Crunch | Building Forward

February 28, 2019. Solving construction’s biggest challenge may require unconventional approaches. Here are a few ways the industry is fighting to attract and retain tomorrow’s talent. As the current economic expansion enters its 10th year, one of the biggest obstacles holding construction back during this cycle has only become more pronounced: the building industry’s epic […]

20 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Their Industries | CEO Blog Nation

February 15, 2019. #13- Lots of things to be thankful for As someone who literally, grew-up in the business, I firmly believe that construction workers are some of the most underappreciated people on the planet. They rise between 4-6 am every day and bust their butts five days a week doing manual labor, many times […]

The Best Ways Big Brands Can Reach Small Businesses | Business Unplugged Blog

February 13, 2019. The Best Ways Big Brands Can Reach Small Businesses. 12. Connect With Conversation The best way for big businesses to connect is on a conversational basis. They should engage on issues that are impacting the business community broadly or a specific industry. For example, our company enables big brand companies to engage […]

Peter Maglathlin. Co-Founder & CFO at Trade Hounds | Idea Mensch

February 8, 2019. Peter Maglathlin. Don’t shy away from constructive conflict or debate. It’s important to be transparent, and many times the best ideas are born in the midst of debates and disagreement. Peter Maglathlin is the Co-Founder & CFO at Trade Hounds, a Boston startup whose mobile app connects construction workers all over the […]

Tech Toys: AR-based Crane Training, a Booming Social Platform For Tradespeople | Construction Dive

February 6, 2019. A ‘digital home’ for American tradespeople. A new mobile application aiming to create a “digital home” for tradespeople across the U.S. is quickly gaining momentum. After a soft launch in January with 3,500 users, Trade Hounds has grown to a user base of more than 16,000 representing every state, according to the […]

Trade Hounds Announces Mobile App that Connects Construction Workers Nationwide | CoatingsPro

January 29, 2019. Trade Hounds, a Boston startup, today announced a mobile app that connects construction workers all over the United States, providing them a digital platform to share their experiences and showcase their work. Trade Hounds empowers construction workers across the skilled trades – carpenters, plumbers, electricians, welders, etc. – by connecting them with […]

App Of The Week | 1010 WINS, NYC

January 26, 2019.

Pop Quiz, Monday with David Broomhead | The Startup Growth

January 23, 2019. I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday. Can you please tell everyone your name? David Broomhead What is your job role? CEO of Trade Hounds Tell us about your company? Trade Hounds goal is to empower construction workers in America by giving […]

Trade Hounds App Connects Construction Workers | PHCP PROs

January 23, 2019. Trade Hounds has announced a mobile app that connects construction workers all over the United States, providing them a digital platform to share their experiences and showcase their work. Members can weigh in on projects, share stories, get advice and proudly showcase work photos, no matter their location. More than 9,000 workers […]

Trade Hounds Announces Mobile App | Boston CityBizList

January 17, 2019. Trade Hounds Announces Mobile App that Connects Construction Workers Nationwide. Trade Hounds, a Boston startup, today announced a mobile app that connects construction workers all over the United States, providing them a digital platform to share their experiences and showcase their work. Trade Hounds empowers construction workers across the skilled trades – […]

Mobile App Connects Construction Workers | High-Profile

January 15, 2019. Mobile App Connects Construction Workers. National – Trade Hounds, a Boston startup, announced a mobile app that connects construction workers all over the United States, providing them a digital platform to share their experiences and showcase their work. Trade Hounds empowers construction workers across the skilled trades – carpenters, plumbers, electricians, welders, etc. […]

Trade Hounds Announces Mobile App | YAHOO! Finance

January 15, 2019. Trade Hounds Announces Mobile App That Connects Construction Workers Nationwide. Trade Hounds, a Boston startup, today announced a mobile app that connects construction workers all over the United States, providing them a digital platform to share their experiences and showcase their work. Trade Hounds empowers construction workers across the skilled trades – […]

2019 Top Apps for Construction Businesses | Reliant Funding

January 11, 2019. Reliant Funding’s 2019 Top Apps for Construction Businesses. Need help streamlining your construction projects or business operations? There’s an app for that. There are several apps out there to help you stay more connected to your team, capitalize on opportunities and stay in control of the day to day.  We asked the […]