News : Construction Career Fair is the First of its Kind

Mar 3, 2014

Published in the Portsmouth Patch

BY PATRICK MARTIN

Green Alliance Staff Writer

According to the National Business Research Institute, 66 percent of employers said they experienced the negative effects of bad hires in 2012. Depending on the position, a mistake of this kind could cost anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000. But are bad hires the result of poor workers, or are businesses just not getting in touch with the right people?

Manchester-based human resources firm Cultural Chemistry plans to revolutionize the construction industry’s hiring process.

“Over the years, we’ve noticed that in the construction industry, when firms are hiring, everybody is looking for the same people,” said Mirjam IJtsma, owner of Cultural Chemistry. “But not everybody fits in a certain company’s culture.”

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