Building Success Together – A Note of Thanks

As the reflective time on and following Thanksgiving envelops us, we at Contractor Staffing Source feel compelled to express our profound gratitude to the vibrant community that is the lifeblood of the construction industry. This past year has been a showcase of resilience, collaboration, and achievement, and for this, we owe our heartfelt thanks to our clients, affiliates, team members, and everyone involved.

Celebrating a Year of Building Winning Teams

This year has been marked by significant milestones, each a testament to the strong partnerships we’ve forged with our clients. Your trust and collaboration have been instrumental in turning ambitious projects into stunning realities. Your success stories are our greatest pride, and for the opportunity to be part of your journey, we extend our deepest appreciation.

A Salute to Our Valued Affiliates

Our growth and the expansion of our clients’ successes have been mirrored by the unwavering support of our affiliates. Your expertise and dedication have been central to our collective achievements. We are immensely grateful for your role in this journey and look forward to strengthening these bonds in the years to come.

A Heartfelt Tribute to Our Incredible Team

In the center of all our endeavors stands our remarkable team. Each member, from recruiters to support staff, plays a pivotal role in our capacity to deliver exceptional service. Your dedication, skill, and creativity are the bedrock of our success and, by extension, the success of our clients. To our team: thank you for your tireless efforts, your innovative solutions, and your unwavering commitment. You are the unsung heroes who make all the difference.

Launching the Business Success Tips Podcast

This October marked the debut of our Business Success Tips Podcast, a venture aimed at sharing insights and fostering growth within the construction industry. We extend our sincere thanks to the 40 dynamic guests who have graced the podcast, enriching it with their knowledge and experiences.

An Open Invitation

Our podcast journey continues, and we warmly invite suggestions for future guests. If you know a visionary or a leader who would add value to our podcast, please reach out. Your recommendations are integral to our mission of building a platform that unites the best minds in our field.

In Conclusion

As we reflect on this year’s achievements, our sentiment of gratitude stands at the forefront. This success is a collective effort, a tapestry woven from the contributions of each client, affiliate, and team member. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey. Here’s to a future of continued collaboration and success in the construction industry.

Join the Conversation

We encourage you to share this note of gratitude with those who have been part of your success story this year. Let’s celebrate our achievements and look forward to even greater accomplishments, together. Share your thoughts and stories in the comments, and let’s spread this spirit of gratitude throughout our community.

Together, we build more than structures; we build dreams, futures, and lasting relationships. Thank you for choosing Contractor Staffing Source as your partner in this endeavor.

From Margins to Mastery: Shawn Van Dyke’s Construction Business Insights

In our latest blog installment, we delve into the rich tapestry of knowledge shared in an insightful interview conducted by Paul Sanneman, founder of Contractor Staffing Source, with the renowned construction savant, Shawn Van Dyke.

Explore the rich insights from Shawn Van Dyke, a mastermind in the construction industry, as he converses with Paul Sanneman, the innovator behind Contractor Staffing Source. This blog will demonstrate how Shawn’s expertise can transform your construction business and guide you towards building a legacy of success.

Blueprints for Prosperity: Insights from Engineering to Entrepreneurship

Embark on a journey with us as we discuss Shawn Van Dyke’s transition from an engineer to a construction management expert. His blend of technical knowledge and industry savvy provides a framework that you can apply to elevate your projects and business practices. In this part of our blog, we will show you how understanding the critical financial concepts of markup vs. margin can directly benefit your bottom line, helping you navigate the industry’s economic landscape with confidence.

Strategies for Lasting Success: Operational Simplification and Financial Management

Dive into the strategic approaches advocated by Shawn Van Dyke that are essential for building a resilient and profitable construction business. This section combines his operational and financial advice, offering you practical steps to streamline your business processes and implement a ‘Profit First’ approach. By embracing these strategies, you will learn how to transform your construction expertise into entrepreneurial success, scale your business effectively, and enhance your financial stability.

The Road to Financial Mastery: Building Your Business with Expert Guidance

As you apply the insights discussed by Shawn Van Dyke, guided by Paul Sanneman’s thoughtful questioning, you’ll be equipped to make impactful changes in your business operations and financial planning. This podcast will help you understand how to use these strategies to create a thriving, profitable business that stands the test of time.

Keep Building with Us

Remember to subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media for more in-depth discussions and expert advice like Paul Sanneman’s interview with Shawn Van Dyke. Each piece of content is designed to support your journey to creating a thriving, profitable construction business.

Let the expertise of industry leaders like Shawn Van Dyke, showcased by veteran entrepreneurs like Paul Sanneman, be your guide as you construct not just buildings, but a legacy of success and innovation in the construction industry.


The Legend Unveiled: Ben Gay III’s Masterclass in Business Success

Welcome to the Contractor Staffing Source Blog – Your Backstage Pass to Exclusive Insights!

In a recent electrifying episode of “Business Success Tips,” we cracked open the treasure trove of professional selling wisdom with none other than the living legend himself, Ben Gay III. Buckle up as we give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the podcast that’s got the business world buzzing!

Unveiling a Sales Maestro: Our podcast journey ventured into the extraordinary life and career of Ben Gay III – a name synonymous with unparalleled success in professional selling. From the onset, we knew we were in for a ride as we delved into his sales prodigy days and the remarkable milestones that shaped his iconic career.

Global Impact and Trailblazing Contributions: Picture this – Ben’s influence extending far beyond his personal achievements. Through mentoring, coaching, and a prolific catalog of 30+ books, he has not only trained millions of professional salespeople globally but has also left an indelible mark on the world of sales training. And we only scratched the surface on his diverse contributions, leaving you eager for more.

The Man Behind the Mic: What’s a legend without a touch of mystery? Ben, the genius behind “The Closers Update” and “The Closers Alert!” newsletters, shared glimpses of his journey that captivated our audience. It was a rare opportunity to witness the man behind the mic, offering insights that go beyond the pages of his books.

From Prison Programs to Space Exploration: The podcast unfolded like a blockbuster, teasing intriguing snippets of Ben’s impact beyond sales training. From initiating programs for inmates to being named “The Attitude Coach” for astronauts, his story is a tapestry of diverse contributions that had our listeners hanging on to every word.

A Global Reach and Exclusive Episode: The crescendo of the podcast reached its peak when we unveiled Ben’s global reach. With millions worldwide benefiting from his knowledge through various mediums, having him exclusively on our podcast was a moment we can’t wait for you to experience.

Watch Now: Explore Ben Gay III’s Living Legend Insights on Business Success Tips”

Don’t miss out – the podcast has wrapped, and the full episode is ready for you!

As we conclude this episode, Ben Gay III’s invaluable insights await. This isn’t just another episode; it’s your chance to immerse yourself in the wisdom of a living legend.

Don’t hesitate, watch the podcast now to unravel the layers of Ben Gay III’s extraordinary journey and gain exclusive business success tips. The reveal is happening – click to explore!

Contractor Staffing Source – where every podcast episode is an exploration into the extraordinary.

The Power of Recruiting Outreach: Complementing Your Recruitment Campaign with LinkedIn

by Guest Writer: Karel Sousek

Recruiting top talent in today’s competitive job market can be a daunting task. With the increasing demand for skilled candidates and a shortage of qualified professionals, recruiters are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to attract the best talent. One strategy that has gained significant traction is the use of recruiting outreach, particularly through LinkedIn. This article will explore the benefits of incorporating LinkedIn outreach into your recruitment campaign and provide practical tips to effectively leverage this powerful platform.

The Challenge of Recruiting in a Competitive Market

The current job market is characterized by a shortage of skilled workers across various industries. According to recent studies, 75% of companies globally are facing talent shortages, a significant increase from just a decade ago. This shortage of qualified candidates has resulted in a decline in the quality of applications, increased recruitment costs, and longer time-to-hire. As a result, recruiters are compelled to adopt proactive strategies to attract and engage top talent.

The Rise of LinkedIn in Recruitment

LinkedIn has emerged as the leading platform for online job seeking and recruiting. It boasts a vast network of professionals, including individuals with construction experience, controllers, CFOs, estimators, project managers, superintendents, electricians, plumbers, and more. Leveraging LinkedIn’s extensive user base can significantly enhance your recruitment efforts and help you connect with top-notch candidates.

The Benefits of LinkedIn Outreach

  • Access to Passive Candidates: The majority of professionals are not actively looking for new job opportunities. Only about 30% of the global workforce is actively seeking employment, while the remaining 70% are open to hearing about potential opportunities. By engaging in LinkedIn outreach, you tap into a much larger pool of passive candidates who may not have otherwise considered your organization.
  • Targeted and Relevant Candidates: When reaching out to prospects directly, you have the advantage of selecting candidates who closely align with the qualifications and skills required for the role. This targeted approach ensures that you are connecting with individuals who are more likely to succeed in the position and contribute to your organization’s success.
  • Quick Feedback and Response: Unlike traditional job posting platforms, LinkedIn outreach allows for immediate feedback and response from potential candidates. You can gauge their interest and suitability for the role within a few days, enabling you to streamline your recruitment process and make timely decisions. Additionally, LinkedIn provides valuable insights into the reasons behind the success or lack thereof in attracting candidates, allowing you to refine your outreach strategy.

Getting Started with LinkedIn Outreach

To make the most of LinkedIn outreach, consider the following tips:

1. Establish Your Presence on LinkedIn

Create a corporate LinkedIn page for your organization and ensure that your recruiters have personal profiles linked to the company page. Encourage your employees to add your company to their profiles, facilitating easy sharing of job openings and increasing visibility.

2. Search for Targeted Candidates

Utilize LinkedIn’s advanced search capabilities to identify individuals with the specific skill set and experience you are looking for. Refine your search by location, industry, job title, and other relevant criteria to narrow down the pool of potential candidates.

3. Leverage Connections and Introductions

LinkedIn shows you if any of your connections are connected to a potential candidate. Take advantage of this opportunity to request an introduction from your connection before reaching out directly. This personalized approach increases the likelihood of a positive response and establishes a mutual connection from the outset.

4. Encourage Employee Referrals

Tap into the power of your existing workforce by incentivizing employee referrals. Ask your employees to share job openings with their social networks, particularly on LinkedIn. Offering referral bonuses for successful hires not only expands your reach but also reinforces employee engagement and loyalty.

5. Post Job Openings on LinkedIn

Leverage LinkedIn’s job posting feature to attract candidates directly on the platform. By posting your openings, you maximize visibility among LinkedIn’s user base and increase the chances of attracting qualified candidates. This feature is easily accessible through the jobs icon on your company’s LinkedIn page.

The Shift to Proactive Recruiting

Incorporating LinkedIn outreach into your recruitment strategy represents a shift from passive to proactive recruiting. Instead of waiting for candidates to come to you, you actively seek out and engage with potential talent. This shift not only saves time but also allows for the creation of predictable candidate pipelines, streamlining your hiring processes and ensuring the timely acquisition of top talent.

Embracing Technology and Expertise

While the concept of outreach may seem daunting to some recruiters, technology and expertise can simplify and optimize the process. Advanced search techniques and tools within LinkedIn allow for efficient candidate sourcing, while messaging automation solutions help streamline outreach efforts without sacrificing personalization. Additionally, specialized outbound job ad tools, such as CSS’s Linked In outreach program, offer a competitive edge by enhancing the visibility and effectiveness of your outreach campaigns.


Recruiting top talent in a competitive market requires a proactive approach that goes beyond traditional job postings. By complementing your recruitment campaign with LinkedIn outreach, you tap into a vast network of professionals and gain access to a broader pool of passive candidates. Through targeted and personalized outreach, you can attract relevant candidates, receive quick feedback, and create predictable talent pipelines. Embrace the power of LinkedIn and leverage technology to optimize your recruitment efforts, ensuring that you secure the best talent for your organization’s success.

CSS now offers LinkedIn outreach to complement your current campaign. Speak to your recruitment specialist to learn more about setting up an outreach program and improving the effectiveness of your recruitment campaign.

Additional Information

CSS now offers Linked In outreach to complement your current campaign. By leveraging the expertise and technology of CSS, you can optimize your LinkedIn outreach efforts and attract top talent to your organization. Contact your CSS recruitment specialist today to explore how LinkedIn outreach can elevate your recruitment strategy.


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