The construction workforce shortage is and has been dwindling well before the economic recession nearly 11 years ago. Sure we have seen increase in construction labor / workforce, but there is a barrier blocking more from entering into skilled trades. An actor that came to fame by way of his long-term role on The Cosby […]
Maybe you aren’t quite sure what you want to do after you graduate high school. Or perhaps you’ve been stuck in a rut and have been thinking about switching careers. If you have ever thought about entering the trades, it’s worth noting that becoming a skilled tradesman (tradeswoman, tradesperson, whatever you want to call it) […]
Finding and attracting top talent in an industry fraught with shortages is a top priority for most, if not all, construction companies. However, that is only half the battle. It’s not enough to attract talent, without spending equal time and attention on employee retention. Keeping your employees happy makes it easier for them to stick […]
Attracting top construction talent includes cultivating and advertising the competitive, differentiating factors that weigh into employees’ decision-making process. What makes your company stand out?
It’s no secret that construction companies are experiencing shortages in labor. With those shortages comes an increasing awareness at companies across the nation that they must step up their offerings to compete for top talent. Whether you’re looking for a new construction career, you’re just starting, or if you’re thinking about moving to a […]
When was the last time you had “the talk” with your loved one? Oh, wait.. not that talk… but one equally important. You probably worry most about your friend or loved one’s safety on the job – which is understandable – but something of equal significance, and often less discussed, is whether they are on […]
The construction industry is among the worst in the U.S. regarding employment-based retirement plans, with only agriculture ranking below it. According to a 2015 Labor Department survey, about a third of construction workers were eligible to participate in retirement plans through their employment and only one quarter actually participated.
Retain. Retain. Retain While recruiting new workers into the construction industry is essential – equally important is offering the current workforce the training to increase upward mobility within an organization. Succession planning can be a crucial tool to promote employee growth within an organization.