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As 2014 comes to a close, NDA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the NDA Newsletter a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 9.



10 key hourly employee prescreening questions
By Mel Kleiman
From March 14: Once you have a stack of applications for a job opening, it's best to develop a list of preliminary, prescreening questions to ask promising applicants at the earliest possible stage in your hiring process. People who need a job will tell you they'll work any days, hours or times you want. However, if you hire them and the hours aren't to their liking, they'll soon be showing up late or not at all. Head this aggravation off at the pass by asking these questions before the applicant knows what days/hours/shifts you need to fill.
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1 secret way you can get paid on aged accounts today
By Scott Wolfe
From Feb. 7: Most contractors can relate to payment and accounts receivable aging problems. Customers feed out excuse after excuse to delay paying a pay application or invoice in the construction industry. This is why a poll in Construction Week Online found that zero percent of contractors could report that they were always "paid fairly and on time," and conversely, over 77 percent responded that they were facing "serious difficulty getting" paid. In this article, we're going to explore the cause of payment delay in the construction industry and what companies can do to offset these causes.
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How to hire winners, not whiners
By Mel Kleiman
From Feb. 14: If you're a manager, who do you want on your team — a bunch of whiners who moan and groan about everything little change or challenge, or the winners who know what they have to do and are willing to meet every obstacle as an opportunity? Of course, you'll say you want the winners, but I bet you have a few whiners on your team right now anyway. If you are wondering how you ended up with a team of both winners and whiners when you used the same methods to interview and hire everyone, you may have made a common, but understandable, tactical error.
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Chinese drywall continues to be a problem
By Jessica Taylor
From May 16: William Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past." This is certainly true for homeowners and builders across the United States. Remember when an estimated 250,000 tons of drywall were imported from China during the housing boom and it was used in approximately 100,000 homes in the U.S.? Do you recall the reports that this drywall installed was emitting pungent, corrosive gases and ruining appliances?
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4 collection steps that successful construction companies know and employ
By Scott Wolfe
From May 2: Getting paid in the construction industry is a mess. Construction contracts are riddled with confusing provisions like pay-when-paid clauses or joint check requirements. Yet companies can maintain a degree of control over their receivables and cash flow by implementing and committing to intelligent collection policies. These are the actions and procedures used by a company to collect on an unpaid account. This article examines some elements of these collection policies to help your company create or improve on its own policies.
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Change the behavior of your negative, underperforming technicians
By Roger Daviston
From Nov. 7: The boss almost gave up on one of our plumbers, Mike. His average invoice was terrible at $400. He made excuses and blamed his circumstances. He was negative, and his attitude was that "life sucks." Mike thought nothing could change for him, and we were ready to let him go. However, one day while doing a ride-along with Mike, I recommended that he listen to "The Strangest Secret" by Earl Nightingale, a renowned motivational speaker. Mike listened and began to make changes, too. I was shocked and amazed to see his transformation.
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Why don't construction companies use security as a matter of policy?
By Nate Budde
From July 25: Companies in the construction industry are lucky. They have the ability to secure extensions of labor and/or material on credit built directly into the law and without the need to get approval from any other party. Companies in other industries would love this type of protection. Even so, most industries in which security is available use it as a matter of course, even if the security must be granted voluntarily. So, why doesn't the construction industry always use the security available to it?
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Pay-if-paid clauses: An attempt to shift the risk of nonpayment
By Nate Budde
From March 21: Pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid clauses are pretty common in the construction industry. So what do they actually do, how effective are they, and how did they come about? This article will attempt to provide some answers to those questions. But before pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid clauses are discussed specifically, the background of the issue giving rise to these clauses should be discussed. Getting paid is hard, and getting paid in the construction industry is even harder than in most others. There are a lot of reasons for this, and pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid clauses are only the tip of the iceberg.
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