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From the category archives: Company Culture

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Five Reasons Why Millennials Are Great for the Construction Industry

  As we move into the New Year, we often set goals that we think can improve our daily lives. This might mean moving to a new city, starting a new job or finding ways to sneak in time at the gym during our busy 9 to 5 lives. But for many people—especially millennials—they aren’t looking for a major change, but simply an improvement such as defining and establishing a path to meaning and success in their current position.

Fortune Lists ABC Members on 100 Best Places to Work For Millennials

  In its inaugural list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune magazine listed eight ABC member companies representing 24 ABC chapters as the best-of-the-best workplaces for young professionals. Administered by Great Place to Work Institute, more than 90,000 millennial employees from 465 companies nationwide were surveyed in order to select the top 100 winners.

7 Ways to Turn Your Employees into Leaders

  Organizations looking to gain a competitive advantage in their industry and increase their bottom-line metrics can look to investing in one thing—their people. In fact, a study titled “Global Leadership Forecast” cited that “companies with quality leaders are 13 times more likely to outshine the competition.” The same study also found that only 18 percent of responders reported strong bench strength, meaning they believe only 1 in 5 leaders can meet their future needs. Instead of waiting to see which employees become leaders, create an environment that develops them into the leaders they need to be.

Five Ways to Develop and Retain Young Professionals

  It’s no secret that companies are facing generational gaps within their workforce, inside and outside of the construction industry. It is important to understand this challenge and promote ways for young professionals to continue developing into high-performing employees and leaders. Retaining the younger generation entering the workforce can be done effectively and without making a large financial investment. 

Primetime – Establishing a Respectfully Efficient Company Atmosphere

  Despite the extensive outlining and scheduling standard to any facet of construction, very little goes according to plan. Most to-do lists go right out the window which can send the rest of the day into disarray. The solution is often to begin an email string of questions or have an impromptu meeting to find a solution. These types of unexpected tasks can create roadblocks to maintaining an efficient organization, but there are ways to counter workplace habits and increase productivity through time management.