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contracting TRACK 6: General Contracting


Smith Consulting GroupJuli Smith

The Smith Consulting Group LLC

Juli Smith is the President of The Smith Consulting Group a leading executive search firm specializing exclusively in A/E/C search. She has been in the A/E/C niche for more than 18 years and has owned her own firm for the past 13 years. Juli is a sought-after subject matter expert in the areas of recruiting, attracting passive talent and employee retention, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine,, and Working Mother Magazine among others. The Smith Consulting Group is a member of the Sanford Rose Network of offices and is a Top 10 US Search firm by the Executive Search Review.

Her passion lies in helping people advance their career and partnering with companies to build strong teams one new hire at a time. Juli’s had the pleasure of placing hundreds of engineers and architects in her career. She lives in Michigan with her family and cheers for the MSU Spartans every chance she gets!

Winning the Talent Wars: Retraining Your Team to Think Like a Football Scout

Today's tight labor market means that contractors have to do more not only to attract talent but also to keep their existing employees on board. This panel will explore best practices for creating an inclusive work environment that builds community and keeps employees from diverse backgrounds engaged and motivated.


  1. Evaluate your Current Interview Process
  2. Create Your Firm’s Value Proposition
  3. Develop Attraction-Based Interviews
  4. Train Your Upcoming Leaders to Become Talent Scouts
  5. ABR: Always Be Recruiting

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